This afternoon, during the private meeting at the Royal Palace, His Majesty Mohammed VI and Pope Francis signed an Appeal on Jerusalem / Al Quds Holy, City and place of encounter. The following is the full text:
HIS MAJESTY KING MOHAMMED VI
AND HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS
REGARDING JERUSALEM / AL-QUDS
THE HOLY CITY AND A PLACE OF ENCOUNTER
On the occasion of the visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to the Kingdom of Morocco, His Holiness and His Majesty King Mohammed VI, recognizing the unique and sacred character of Jerusalem / Al-Quds Acharif, and deeply concerned for its spiritual significance and its special vocation as a city of peace, join in making the following appeal:
“We consider it important to preserve the Holy City of Jerusalem / Al-Quds Acharif as the common patrimony of humanity and especially the followers of the three monotheistic religions, as a place of encounter and as a symbol of peaceful coexistence, where mutual respect and dialogue can be cultivated.
To this end, the specific multi-religious character, the spiritual dimension and the particular cultural identity of Jerusalem / Al-Quds Acharif must be protected and promoted.
It is our hope, therefore, that in the Holy City, full freedom of access to the followers of the three monotheistic religions and their right to worship will be guaranteed, so that in Jerusalem / Al-Quds Acharif they may raise their prayers to God, the Creator of all, for a future of peace and fraternity on the earth”.
Rabat, 30 March 2019
His Majesty King Mohammed VIAmir al-Mu’minin
His Holiness Pope Francis