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Pope Francis greets families after the general audience on Feb. 2, 2022

Pope Francis: Rayan, the boy stuck in a well in Morocco, shows beauty of ‘saints next door’

Feb 6, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

When a five-year-old boy was stuck in a well in Morocco for four days, thousands of onlookers gathered to cheer... Read more

Cardinal Cristóbal López Romero.

Morocco’s cardinal: Christians should be a ‘sacrament of encounter’ for Muslim neighbors

Jun 4, 2021

Cardinal Cristóbal López Romero of Rabat has launched a diocesan synod. Read more

Dr. Mohammed Jamal Belkeziz leaves the prison in Sale, Morocco, Oct. 16, 2019. He was pardoned after being sentenced to jail for performing an abortion.

Moroccan king pardons woman who procured abortion, those who participated

Oct 17, 2019

Morocco's king pardoned Wednesday a journalist, her fiance, and the medical team who last month were found guilty of procuring... Read more

Cardinal Cristóbal López Romero.

New cardinal: Church in Morocco is small, but very much alive

Oct 9, 2019

While the Catholic community in Morocco is small, it bears a strong witness to the Gospel as it proclaims the... Read more

Moroccan security forces stand guard as a van leaves the court following Hajar Raissouni's sentencing for procuring an abortion in the capital Rabat, Sept. 30, 2019.

Moroccan woman sentenced for procuring abortion

Oct 1, 2019

A Moroccan journalist, her fiance, and a doctor were sentenced to prison Monday for procuring and performing an abortion. The... Read more

Moroccan security forces stand guard outside a courthouse holding the trial of Hajar Raissouni on charges of abortion in the capital Rabat, Sept. 9, 2019.

Moroccan woman jailed on suspicion of procuring abortion

Sep 11, 2019

A Moroccan journalist has been jailed for allegedly procuring an abortion and for fornication. The country's penal code bars abortion... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience March 14, 2018.

Pope Francis to visit Morocco in 2019

Nov 13, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis will head to two cities in Morocco March 30-31, 2019, the Vatican announced Tuesday.  Read more