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Pope Francis to Visit Morocco in March 2019

Argentine Pontiff to Visit Cities of Rabat and Casablanca

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The Pope will make an Apostolic Trip to Morocco at the beginning of 2019. The Director of the Vatican Press Office, Greg Burke, made the announcement of this upcoming trip to the majority Muslim country, today, Nov. 13, 2018.
“Accepting the invitation of His Majesty the King Mohammed VI and the bishops, His Holiness Pope Francis will make an apostolic trip to Morocco from 30 to 31 March 2019, visiting the cities of Rabat and Casablanca.”
“The program for the trip will be published in due time.”
There had been speculation during 2018 that the Pope would accept an invitation to Morocco on the occasion of the UN intergovernmental Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in December 2018.
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Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, at times from the papal flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has done television and radio commentary, including for Vatican Radio, Sky, and BBC. She is a contributor to National Catholic Register, UK Catholic Herald, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside the Vatican, and other Catholic news outlets. She has also collaborated with the Vatican in various projects, including an internship at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, and is a collaborator with NBC Universal, NBC News, Euronews, and EWTN. For 'The Other Francis': http://www.gracewing.co.uk/page219.html or https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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