Catholic Churches in Morocco
The Catholic Church in Morocco (Arabic: “الكنيسة الكاثوليكية في المغرب, Alkanisat alkathulikiat fi Almaghrib”), refers to the institutional body and its local community having Catholicism as its religion in Morocco.
Catholic churches in Morocco. Cathedral of Casablanca
The Catholic Church in Morocco has two archdioceses that are not subject to national jurisdiction within a national church but are subject to the universal jurisdiction of the pope, bishop of Rome, within the “Universal Church. ”
The two archdioceses, with their seats in Tangier and Rabat, include all the parishes in the territory of Morocco. In close communion with the Holy See, the bishops of the dioceses in Morocco are members of the North African Bishops’ Conference, which brings together the episcopates of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya. The Catholic Church is authorized by the constitution of Morocco. The Catholic Church is a minority religious community in Morocco.
1 Legislation on religious matters
2 Cathedrals and churches
2.1 Archdiocese of Tangier
2.2 Archdiocese of Rabat
Legislation on religious matters in Morocco
The state religion in Morocco is Islam. Two articles of the constitution provide a framework for freedom of religion, thus authorizing the Catholic Church:
Article 1 5: “the nation relies in its collective life on unifying constants, in this case the Muslim religion”.
Article 36: “Islam is the religion of the State and that of the Moroccan people, which guarantees to all the free exercise of worship.
In 2017, the Moroccan Supreme Council of Ulemas decreed that only those who “betray their country” are subject to the death penalty and no longer apostates who change their religion.
Main Catholic churches in Morocco
Catholic churches in Tangier :
- Parish of the Holy Spirit
- Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption is the Catholic cathedral of the city of Tangier in northern Morocco, and the seat of the Archdiocese of Tangier, one of two dioceses of the Catholic Church in Morocco. It is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary1. It is also known as the “Spanish Cathedral” because of its large number of Spanish-speaking faithful and its architectural character. Today, the cathedral is very popular with migrants from Black Africa.
The building was built in 1961 according to the most modern techniques of the time by the Spanish architect Luis Martínez-Feduchi Ruiz, while keeping a classical vocabulary
The apse has stained glass windows by the glass artist Arcadio Blasco, a native of Alicante. It is one of the major attractions of the cathedral.
Interior of the cathedral. The remains of Father José María Lerchundi, a missionary in Morocco for more than thirty years, are in the crypt.
Catholic churches in Tetouan:
- Church of Our Lady of Victories of Tetouan
Catholic churches in El Hoceima:
- Church of San José
Catholic churches in Rabat :
- Archdiocese of Rabat
- Saint Peter’s Cathedral
- Saint Pius X Church
- Saint Francis of Assisi Church
- Church of Our Lady of Peace
Catholic churches in Salé:
- Old church of the Rmel district
Catholic churches in Agadir :
- Church of Saint Anne
Catholic churches in Marrakech :
- Church of the Holy Martyrs of Marrakech
Catholic churches in Meknes :
- Church of Notre-Dame-des-Oliviers
Catholic churches in Oujda :
- Saint-Louis d’Ajou Church
- Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue Church of Oujda
Catholic churches in Fez :
- Saint-François-d’Assise Church
Catholic churches in Casablanca :
- Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes Church:
Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes Church is a Catholic parish church located in Casablanca, Morocco. It was built in 1954 by Achille Dangleterre and the engineer Gaston Zimmer1 and is the second church in Casablanca after the church of the Sacred Heart which is no longer used for worship today.
It is particularly frequented by many faithful from sub-Saharan Africa.
- Anfa-Maarif Church
- Saint Joseph Carmel Church
- Church of Christ the King
- Church of Saint Francis of Assisi
- Church of the Sacred Heart (desecrated)
- Church of Saint James
Catholic churches in Mohammedia :
- Saint-Jacques Church
Catholic churches in El Jadida :
- Saint Bernard Church (desecrated)
- Church of the Assumption (desecrated)
Catholic churches in Saidia :
- Catholic Church of Saidia
Catholic churches in Safi :
- Saint Vincent de Paul Church
Catholic churches in Essaouira
- Church of Our Lady of the Assumption of Essaouira
Catholic churches in Dakhla :
- Catholic Church of Dakhla
Catholic churches in Chefchaouen :
- Clochette Church of Chefchaouni
Catholic churches in Yousoufia :
- Ancient Church of Yousoufia
Catholic churches in Asilah :
- Catholic Church of Asilah
Catholic churches in Ifrane :
- Catholic Church of Ifrane
Catholic churches in Ouarzazate :
- Saint Therese Church
Catholic churches in Nador :
Santiago El Mayore Church
Catholic churches in Midelt :
- Catholic Church of Midelt
Catholic churches in Sidi Ifni :
- Catholic Church of Sidi Ifni
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