“I assure you that the Catholic Church in Morocco will continue to provide social services in the field of education through its schools which are opened to every confession, religion and background.
“In thanking God for all that have been accomplished, I encourage Catholics and Christians to be servants, promoters and defenders of human fraternity in Morocco.”
Welcoming the Pope earlier, King Mohammed said “our faith teaches us to love our fellow human beings and to help them.
“Because God is love, I have tried to make sure my reign is characterised by closeness to citizens as well as resisting the poorest and most vulnerable people, ” the King said.
There are more than 120,000 Christians in Morocco with about 37 million population.
Pope Francis, Head of the Catholic Church and Sovereign of the Vatican City State was born as Jorge Mario Bergoglio on December 17, 1936 in Buenos Aires
He chose the name Francis as his papal name in honour of Saint Francis of Assisi.
He was ordained a priest in 1969 and became Archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998.