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The full text of Pope Francis Speech in Morocco

Rabat – Pope Francis gave a speech on Saturday in Rabat at an official welcome ceremony held in honor of the Hassan Mosque Esplanade, chaired by His Majesty King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Trustworthy


Your Majesty,
Your Royal Highness,
Honored Authorities of the Kingdom of Morocco,
Members of the Diplomatic Council,

Pricey Associates,
As-Salam Alaikum!

I am happy to convey the foot to this nation so full of pure magnificence and at the similar time to preserve the traces of an historic civilization and witness the lengthy and interesting history. Above all, I want to categorical my deep gratitude for the friendly invitation of His Majesty Mohammed VI, the nice and cozy welcome he has given me in the identify of the complete Moroccan individuals, and particularly his gracious demonstration

the richness of your nation, individuals and traditions. I am additionally grateful that my go to offers an necessary opportunity to promote interreligious dialogue and mutual understanding among the many followers of the 2 religions, as we keep in mind – from eight centuries – the historic assembly between Assisi and Francisco -Malik Sultan al-Kamil. This prophetic event exhibits that the braveness to face each other and to widen the hand of friendship is the path of peace and harmony to mankind, whereas extremism and hatred and destruction. I hope that our mutual respect, respect and cooperation will help strengthen the ties of honest friendship and give our communities a greater future for future generations.

In this nation, the natural bridge between Africa and Europe needs to reaffirm as soon as again that we’d like cooperation so that we may give a brand new impetus to constructing a extra solidarity-based world, characterized by trustworthy, courageous and indispensable efforts to advertise a dialogue that respects the richness and wealth of every individual and every individual. distinctiveness. We’re all referred to as upon to rise to this challenge, particularly at a time when the shortage of our disagreement and mutual information is undermining the trigger of conflict and division

. constructing an open, fraternal and respectful society is indispensable to promote a culture of dialogue and to abide by it, undertake mutual cooperation as a way and commonplace of our code of conduct and mutual understanding.

is urged to proceed this path with out tiring in making an attempt to assist each other overcome tensions and misunderstandings, cliches and stereotypes that trigger worry and opposition. On this approach, we encourage fruitful and respectful cooperation for the expansion of the spirit. It’s also important that the solidarity of all believers rejects fanaticism and extremism, based mostly on the overwhelming widespread values ​​that set off our actions.

For this reason I am glad that I go to as quickly as Mohammed VI's Institute. Coaching of imams, morphides and morchidates. The institute, based by your Majesty, aims to offer efficient and strong training to fight all varieties of extremism, which frequently results in violence and terrorism, and which in any case constitutes a criminal offense towards faith and God. We know how necessary it’s to offer appropriate preparation for future spiritual leaders if we need to revive a very spiritual spirit in the hearts of future generations.

Probable dialogue makes us extra valued in the faith of building bridges between individuals and efficiently responding to the challenges talked about above. Once we respect our disagreement, religion in God leads us to acknowledge the dignity of each human being and his inalienable rights. We consider that God created equal rights, duties, and dignity for individuals, and he calls them to stay as brothers and sisters and to spread the values ​​of goodness, love, and peace.

Subsequently, freedom of conscience and religion – which isn’t limited to worship, but allows everyone to stay in accordance with their spiritual beliefs – is inextricably linked to human dignity. In this respect, there is a persevering with need for progress in the direction of tolerance and respect for others. This means meeting and accepting others in their distinctive spiritual beliefs and enriching each other via our variety, in good will and in the relationships we will work collectively.
Understanding this manner by creating bridges between individuals – from the point of view of spiritual dialogue – requires mutual respect, friendship and indeed the spirit of brotherhood

This problem was mentioned at the International Conference on the Rights of Spiritual Minorities in Marrakech in January 2016 and I’m happy to say that in reality, condemned the use of all faith as a way to discriminate or attack others. It additionally emphasized the need to overcome the concept of a spiritual minority for citizenship and the recognition of the worth of an individual who must play a central position in every authorized system

. Institution of the Al Mowafaqa Ecumenical Institute in 2012 in Rabat. The institute, an initiative of Catholics and different Christian religions in Morocco, aims to promote ecumenism and dialogue with culture and Islam. This praiseworthy attempt reflects the concern of Christians dwelling in this nation and needs to build bridges as a way of expressing and serving the brotherhood of man.

All these are methods of stopping the abuse of faith from hatred, violence, extremism and blind fanatism and God's identify to justify murder, earthquake, terrorism and oppression.

The true dialogue that we need to encourage additionally leads to the world in which we stay, our widespread residence. The Worldwide Convention on Climate Change, COP 22, which was also held right here in Morocco, as soon as once more confirmed that many peoples are aware of the necessity to shield this planet, where God has set us to reside and participate in true ecological transformation.

categorical my because of the progress in this area, and I am pleased that the real solidarity between peoples and nations grows efforts to discover a truthful and sustainable solutions to widespread threats to their houses plagues. and survival of the human household. Only in one, affected person, rational, trustworthy and sincere dialogue can we hope for suitable solutions to reverse the worldwide warming development and achieve the poverty eradication goal

. concrete actions aimed toward eliminating the reasons that drive many individuals to go away the nation and family, typically just for marginalization and rejection

Final December, again in Morocco, the Intergovernmental Convention on a International Compact for protected, organized and common immigration permitted a doc to function a reference point for the complete worldwide group.

At the similar time, a lot remains to be finished, particularly if commitments are made a minimum of in precept. concrete actions, in specific the altering of attitudes to immigrants, which retains them in a personal capacity, not as numbers, and acknowledges their proper to every day life and political selections in the dignity of

You understand that I am very concerned about such individuals are typically the grim destiny of those that don’t often have left their lands if they might not be pressured to take action. I consider that Morocco, which organized this conference with nice openness and distinctive hospitality, continues to be an example in the worldwide communities of the humanity of immigrants and refugees, in order that here, as elsewhere, they will find beneficiant welcome and safety, higher life and respectable integration into society. When circumstances permit, they will then determine to return house in security situations and respect for their dignity and rights

. We also know that the consolidation of true peace is a matter of social justice, which is indispensable to overcome economic imbalances and political unrest, which have all the time performed a serious position in conflict generating and threatening humanity as an entire

Pricey authorities,
Pricey buddies!

Christians deeply respect the place they have been given in Moroccan society. They need to play their part in building a brother and a wealthy people who are involved concerning the widespread interest of its individuals. In this sense, I am considering of the necessary work of the Catholic Church in the sector of social providers and schooling in Morocco, thanks to colleges which are open to college students of every confession, religion and background.

Thank God for doing every little thing that has been achieved, permit me to encourage Catholics and all Christians to be servants, promoters, and defenders of human brotherhood right here in Morocco.

Your Majesty,
Distinguished Authorities,
Pricey Buddies! [19659002] Thank you and all of the Moroccan individuals once once more in your warm welcome and type consideration. Shukran bi-saf! Let the Almighty, the Merciful, and the Merciful shield you and bless Morocco!
Thanks. "

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