Catholic Church


Kingdom of Morocco (Morocco)


Also known as: Marokko (Deutsch), Marruecos (español), le Maroc (français), Marocco (Italiano), Maroko (polski), Marrocos (Português), 摩洛哥 (正體中文), モロッコ (日本語), Marocum (latine)

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Archiepiscopal Sees (Archdioceses) Archdiocese (2)

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Roman Rite (2): Rabat, Tánger

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Apostolic Nunciature: Morocco Archbishop Alfred Xuereb (65)

Conference of Bishops: Conférence Episcopale Régionale du Nord de l’Afrique (C.E.R.N.A.) Cardinal Cristóbal López Romero, S.D.B. (71)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Symposium des Conférences Episcopales d’Afrique et de Madagascar (S.C.E.A.M.) Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, O.F.M. Cap. (64)

CardinalsCardinals (1 elector/1 total)

Cardinal Cristóbal López Romero, S.D.B. (71)Cristóbal López Romero, S.D.B. (71)

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Saints: 14 Saints, 1 Blessed

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Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Capital: Rabat

Area: 446,300 km²

Population: 33,986,655

Neighbouring Countries: Western Sahara Western Sahara, ↖ Portugal Portugal, ↑ Gibraltar Gibraltar, ↑ Spain Spain, → Algeria Algeria

Cultural Summary

Religions: Muslim 99% (official; virtually all Sunni, <0.1% Shia), other 1% (includes Christian, Jewish, and Baha'i); note - Jewish about 6,000

Languages: Arabic (official), Berber languages (Tamazight (official), Tachelhit, Tarifit), French (often the language of business, government, and diplomacy)

Ethnic Groups: Arab-Berber 99%, other 1%

Motto: Allāh, al Waṭan, al Malik (Arabic) (God, Homeland, King)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 446,550 km²

Catholic Population: 25,000 Catholics (0.1% of 36,313,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 26 parishes

Clergy: 4 bishops (1 diocesan, 3 titular), 51 priests (19 diocesan, 32 religious)

Non-Clergy: 147 religious (11 brothers, 136 sisters), 5 members of secular institutes (sisters), 1 major seminarian, 7 missionaries, 83 catechists


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