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Pope Francis Appoints Cristobal Lopez New Archbishop of Rabat

Cristobal Lopez Romero Ordained New Archbishop of Rabat’s Catholic Church

RabatPope Francis, has appointed Cristóbal López Romero as the Catholic church’s new Archbishop of Rabat.

The 67-year-old from Spain succeeded former Archbishop Vincent Landel, who resigned for age reasons.

Cristobal has a vast knowledge of Moroccan culture as he worked in Morocco since 2003.

According to Agenzia Info Salesiana, Cristobal holds a degree in journalism from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Cristobal was officially ordained a priest in 1979.

The new Archbishop of Rabat occupied many positions, including provincial delegate for vocational youth ministry in Asuncion, director of the Salesian Bulletin in Asuncion, parish priest in Asuncion and parish and scholastic ministry in vocational training center of Kenitra, Morocco.

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