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While speaking to Catholics at St. Peter's Cathedral in Rabat, Morocco on Sunday, Pope Francis warned the crowd of about 400 people against seeking to convert anyone to Catholicism, stating, "Please, no proselytism!"
Trying to convert people to Catholicism "always leads to an impasse," said the head of the 1.3-billion member church, as reported by Agence France-Presse.
Catholics - Protestants - Morocco - % - Population
There are about 30,000 Catholics and 10,000 Protestants in Morocco and they make up less than 1% of the population there.
"The Church grows not through proselytism but by attraction,” Francis said, as Reuters reported. “This means, dear friends, that our mission as baptized persons, priests and consecrated men and women, is not really determined by the number or size of spaces that we occupy, but rather by our capacity to generate change and to awaken wonder and compassion."
Pope - Francis - Trip - Dialogue - Moroccan
As reported, Pope Francis "has used his two-day trip to stress inter-faith dialogue. He has also backed Moroccan King Mohammed VI’s efforts to spread a form of Islam that promotes inter-religious dialogue and rejects violence in God’s name."
"[T]he Pope also stressed...
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