The King’s initiative followed a similar action to restore the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, translating the monarch’s commitment towards the three Abrahamic religions.
Rabat – The Moroccan government under the instruction of King Mohammed VI will financially contribute to the reconstruction of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.
The Moroccan ambassador to France Chakib Benmoussa informed the Archbishop of Paris of Morocco’s decision.
In his message to the Paris Archbishop, Benmoussa reiterated King Mohammed VI’s full solidarity and support following the fire that ravaged the cathedral on Monday evening.
The Archbishop of Paris, Monseigneur Aupetit, said, “I want to thank his majesty the King of Morocco for the contribution.”
The Archbishop, who described the gesture as an “important sign of friendship,” expressed his gratitude to King Mohammed VI with the Moroccan ambassador., Recalling the visit of Pope Francis to Morocco, the bishop hinted at the Moroccan monarch’s commitment to advancing inter-religious dialogue.
“We are extremely touched,” he said.
The move comes in the wake of what has been called a historic papal visit to Morocco, with King Mohammed VI and Pope Francis emphasizing religious dialogue and solidarity their several public addresses .
In recent months, the Moroccan monarch has established himself as the voice of fraternity between the three Abrahamic religions.
In a similar move, King Mohammed VI also ordered the Moroccan government to allocate subvential financial contribution to restore the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, one of the holiest sites in Islam.
On Monday, Christians, Jews, and Muslims expressed solidarity with France after a fire broke out in the Paris’ iconic Notre Dame Cathedral.
In France and across, people mourned the loss of what many described as a great monument of our civilization and our common humanity.
Several billionaires pledge millions of euros to rebuild the cathedral, one of the oldest in the world.