New York - Moroccan Christians have called on King Mohammed VI of Morocco to allow them to celebrate their religious festivities and traditions in freedom.
New York – Moroccan Christians have called on King Mohammed VI of Morocco to allow them to celebrate their religious festivities and traditions in freedom.
A Christian group named “Eglise Marocaine” (“Moroccan Church”) asked the Monarch in his capacity as Commander of the Faithful, permission to celebrate Christmas, other Christian rites, and end of the year festivities, in establishments of official and private worship.
Silent and practicing their faith in the shadows for years, the “Eglise Marocaine” Moroccan Christians have taken the initiative to address the King of Morocco.
The Christian organization, according to the same source, said in a statement that Moroccan Church’s followers “pray to God to protect Morocco” and took the opportunity to wish their beloved king a speedy recovery from the flu he has been suffering in recent weeks
The religious group asked the “commander of the faithful to allow the celebration of the festivities freely whether inside homes or in official churches, some of which [they] already host. [They] also call for putting an end to direct and indirect restrictions” on the practice of their faith.
The statement also read that members of the Moroccan Church are “attached” to their country, which under the rule of the monarchy, enjoys freedom and stability”.
They went on to “thank the king and the government for the safety provided to them despite being a minority in Morocco”.
According to a report published by the US Department of State in July 2014, there are approximately 8,000 Christians in Morocco.