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Archbishop Alfred Xuereb (right), appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Morocco and Mons. Anselm Pendo Lawani (left), appointed Bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Ilorin in Nigeria. Credit: Catholic Broadcast Nigeria/Vatican Media

Pope Francis Appoints Apostolic Nuncio to Morocco, Bishop for Nigeria’s Ilorin Diocese

Dec 8, 2023

Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Alfred Xuereb as Apostolic Nuncio to Morocco and Mons. Anselm Pendo Lawani as Bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Ilorin in Nigeria. 

Cristobal Cardinal Lòpez Romero during his presentation at the 19th Plenary Assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) in Accra, Ghana. Credit: ACI Africa

Cardinal in Morocco Dedicates Advent Week I to Prayers, Fasting for Peace in Holy Land

Nov 21, 2023

Catholic Parishes of the Archdiocese of Rabat in Morocco are to mark the first Week of Advent praying for peace in the Holy Land, the Local Ordinary has said.

Missão Dom Bosco’ launches a campaign for the earthquake emergency in Morocco. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians Launch Campaign to “directly help” Victims Two Months After Morocco’s Earthquake

Nov 12, 2023

The U.S.-based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), has launched a campaign aimed at helping victims of the Morocco deadly earthquake that happened on September 8.

Credit: Rabat Archdiocese

Catholic Archdiocese in Morocco Appealing for Support ahead of Diocesan Youth Day

Sep 20, 2023

The leadership of the Catholic Archdiocese of Rabat in Morocco is appealing for support ahead of the Diocesan Youth Day scheduled for November.

Rescue workers search for survivors in a collapsed house in Moulay Brahim, in Morocco's Al Haouz province, on Sept. 9, 2023, after an earthquake. Morocco's deadliest earthquake in decades has killed at least 1,000 people, officials said on Sept. 9. Credit: Fadel Senna/AFP via Getty Images

Morocco’s Deadly Earthquake: Pope Francis Offers Country “prayerful communion”

Sep 9, 2023

Pope Francis has offered Morocco “prayerful communion” following the Friday, September 8 deadly earthquake that, according to media reports, has left at least 1,300 people dead, and caused widespread damage in and around the Northern African nation’s city of Marrakesh.

Archbishop Vito Rallo. Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of Italian-born Apostolic Nuncio to Morocco

Jun 30, 2023

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation from the Apostolic Nunciature to Morocco submitted by Archbishop Vito Rallo, a native of Italy who turned 70 on May 30.

Sr. Agatha Ogochukwu Chikelue who was speaking during the opening of the June 13-15 Parliamentary Conference on Interfaith Dialogue: Working Together for Our Common Future in Marrakesh, Morocco. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Interfaith Dialogue Conference in Morocco: Nun Advocates for “effective global attention”

Jun 15, 2023

“More than any other continent, Africa is carrying the greatest burden of the world's social vulnerabilities,” a Nigerian Catholic Nun participating in the ongoing Parliamentary Conference on Interfaith Dialogue: Working Together for Our Common Future in Marrakesh, Morocco, has said.

Bishop Denis Chidi Isizoh (left), Mons. Bob John Hassan Koroma (center) and Mons. Emilio Rocha Grande (right). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Pope Erects New Diocese in Nigeria, Appoints New Local Ordinaries in Sierra Leone, Morocco

Feb 13, 2023

Pope Francis has erected a new Catholic Diocese in Nigeria and appointed new Local Ordinaries for the Archdiocese of Tanger in Morocco and Makeni Diocese in Sierra Leone.

Cristobal Cardinal Lòpez Romero during his presentation  at the 19th Plenary Assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM). Credit: ACI Africa

Address Migration in Africa from Rights Perspective, “not security”: Cardinal in Morocco

Jul 28, 2022

The challenge of migration in Africa needs to be addressed from the point of view of human rights, the Cardinal in Morocco has told delegates of the 19th Plenary Assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) in Accra, Ghana.