Category Archives: France

Bishops counter Rouen murder with promise to build ‘civilization of love’

[Austen Ivereigh] Catholic church leaders have reacted to the slaying by Islamists of an elderly French priest yesterday morning with a call to resist feelings of vengeance and hatred and to help build a civilization of love. The peculiar horror … Continue reading

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The Pope on Nice: ‘The pain of the massacre is alive in our hearts’

Remembering the loss of innocent lives in Nice, many of whom were children, the Pope yesterday said “the pain of the massacre is alive in our hearts”. Speaking at Sunday’s Angelus, he said he was “close to each family and the … Continue reading

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Abuse scandal in Lyon: the truth will set everyone free

[Amicie Pelissie Du Rausas in Paris] While the French Church does not always live harmoniously with its anticlerical state and culture, it has been mostly spared the accusations of financial mismanagement and sexual abuse that the Church in other European countries has known. Our régime … Continue reading

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French cardinal warns of ‘violence’ as French Parliament speeds passage of gay marriage law

The French Government’s decision to speed up the legislation of same-sex marriage to avoid further public disturbances has been sharply criticised by the Archbishop of Paris, who is warning that the measure could lead to violence (See Reuters report here).  The … Continue reading

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