Pope Francis left Morocco this Sunday afternoon, after a two-day official visit at the invitation of King Mohammed VI.
The Sovereign Pontiff, who chose to return to the Vatican aboard a Royal Air Maroc (RAM) plane, was greeted, on his departure from Rabat-Salé airport, by the head of government, Saad-Eddine El Othmani.
“The Boeing 738-800 of the Moroccan company was specially chartered to transport the large delegation of about thirty dignitaries, religious and security personnel, as well as nearly 75 journalists, including many representatives of the Italian press”, a well-informed source said.
“After a final ceremony at Rabat-Salé airport, the Pope’s plane took off in the late afternoon, heading for Ciampino airport in Rome where the landing was scheduled for 21:30”, adds the same source.
The Pope has in fact reviewed a detachment of the Royal Navy, which paid the honors, then was greeted by the wali of the Rabat-Salé-Kenitra region, Mohamed Yaakoubi, the president of the Rabat region council Salé-Kenitra, Abdessamad Sekkal, as well as representatives of elected bodies and local authorities, and civilian and military figures.
And the same source states that “the Pope concluded his 28th apostolic journey with a press conference aboard the theft of the RAM”.
Recall that the head of the Catholic Church arrived Saturday in Morocco as part of an official visit marked by intense activities.