Pope Francis met this Sunday in Temara, several members and volunteers of a Center for Social Work whose headquarters is located in the rural town of Mers El Kheir.
On arrival at the center run by Sisters of Spain, the Sovereign Pontiff who was greeted by the governor of Skhirate-Temara prefecture Youssef Draiss, became aware of the charity and voluntary activities of this structure which offers medical services and services of literacy classes for children and adults.
The center also provides invaluable assistance to newborns, but also in psychiatry with the support of specialists.
Subsequently, Pope Francis visited the various outbuildings of the center which houses four buildings. It is a clinic dedicated to women and children, a room dedicated to literacy classes for children and adults, as well as a refectory and a building of the Sisters supervising the establishment.
Accompanied by a large delegation including eminent personalities of the Holy See and Monsignor Vito Rallo, ambassador of the Vatican Apostolic Nunciature in Rabat, Pope Francis met several children with disabilities on this occasion and heard testimonials from their parents who expressed their gratitude to the center’s sisters.
The pontiff also attended a performance of songs of the children friends of the center who gave Pope Francis and his delegation an anthology of welcoming songs.
At the end of this visit, His Holiness Pope Francis offered the center a carved religious icon of the Holy Family and received a collection of sheets embroidered in the pure Moroccan tradition offered by the Center’s leaders.
Led by several Spanish religious sisters, the center is open to anyone wishing to volunteer. Many nurses and doctors offer their services for free at the center, which is a concrete example of the values of openness, dialogue and tolerance.
Recall that the Sovereign Pontiff arrived Saturday in Morocco, for a two-day official visit to the Kingdom, at the invitation of King Mohammed VI.