Rabat, Morocco, Mar 31, 2019 / 08:11 am
Pope Francis celebrated Mass in the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat Sunday, calling upon the Moroccan people to "let the culture of mercy grow."
"May the Merciful and Compassionate One – as our Muslim brothers and sisters frequently invoke him – strengthen you and make your works of love ever more fruitful," Pope Francis said in his homily March 31.
Much of the pope's weekend trip to Muslim-majority Morocco March 30-31 has focused on interreligious dialogue and outreach to migrants.
"The Father's desire [is] that all His sons and daughters should share in His joy," he said. "His heart wants all men and women to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth."