In Morocco, Jewish pilgrims return to Meknes

In Morocco, Jewish pilgrims return to Meknes

Dozens of Jewish worshipers took part this week in the traditional hilloula pilgrimage to Meknes, Morocco, which was resumed for the first time since the 1960s after the city’s historic Jewish cemetery was restored. It is the first time that Jewish pilgrims have returned to this emblematic city with the centuries-old Jewish presence in Morocco, … Read more

In Morocco, Jewish pilgrims return to Meknes

In Morocco, Jewish pilgrims return to Meknes

It is the first time that Jewish pilgrims have returned to this emblematic city with the centuries-old Jewish presence in Morocco, since the kingdom normalized its relations with Israel in December 2020 under the leadership of former US President Donald Trump. The believers, mostly of Moroccan origin, came on Wednesday and Thursday to honor their … Read more

Pascale Lannuzel, The Call of the Desert

Pascale Lannuzel, The Call of the Desert

The panorama offered to her from her bedroom window is rich in symbolism: behind “La Frégate” – Charles de Foucauld’s first earth construction – is the mosque’s minaret. By living in Tamanrasset, Pascale Lannuzel is well aware of living “something extraordinary” : “Just say that name and people’s eyes will shine!” » Admittedly, the city … Read more

The Bishop of the Sahara Mgr John MacWilliam in the footsteps of Charles de Foucauld

The Bishop of the Sahara Mgr John MacWilliam in the footsteps of Charles de Foucauld

To see him sitting in an armchair here in Rome, in the General House of the African Missions, one assumes that he is a little far from home. Bishop John MacWilliam has lost the habit of the Roman collar he wears today, as well as the silver breastplate that hangs around his neck as a … Read more