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May 11, 2017

France's new president is a 'zombie Catholic'

Newly-elected President Emmanuel Macron, according to one of his biographers, embodies a new phenomenon in France known as “zombie Catholicism.” Once among the most Catholic countries in the world, sometimes…
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April 14, 2017

Cause of Fr Jacques Hamel is officially opened

The Archbishop of Rouen announced the news at a Chrism Mass The Diocese of Rouen has opened the canonisation Cause of Fr Jacques Hamel, who was murdered while celebrating Mass…
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February 22, 2017

World's oldest Dominican Sister dies at age 110

A French diocese announced that Dominican Sister Marie Bernardette, the oldest sister in her order, passed away last week at 110 years of age. The religious sister died Feb. 13,…
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November 2, 2016

French bishop: Demolition of Calais Jungle necessary, but change of mentality towards refugees needed

Bishop Jean-Paul Jaeger of Arras said 'unhealthy' conditions meant the transfer of people from the camp was necessary A French bishop defended the demolition of a migrant camp in northern…
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October 18, 2016

France to ban all Christian symbols in latest attempt to 'fight the advance of political Islam'

In a desperate attempt to keep Muslim women from wearing their religious garb, National Front leader Marine Le Pen has offered a controversial proposal. The conservative leader suggested all religious…
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September 13, 2016

Three women charged over Notre Dame Cathedral gas canister plot

The women were charged with criminal terrorist association linked to the discovery of the car filled with gas cylinders Three women accused of being part of an ISIS cell that was…
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September 13, 2016

Pope Francis to celebrate Mass for Fr Jacques Hamel

The 85-year-old French priest was killed by two Islamists while celebrating Mass Pope Francis is to celebrate Mass for Fr Jacques Hamel, the French priest killed by two Islamist terrorists in…
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September 7, 2016

Two detained after car loaded with gas canisters found near Notre Dame Cathedral

Officials have said the car's owner and another person were taken into custody Two people were in custody Wednesday after a car parked near Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was…
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August 26, 2016

‘I can only think of our nuns’: Italian bishop criticises burkini ban

Secretary-general of the bishops' conference points out that nuns and 'peasant grandmothers' stay covered up at the beach too Bishop Nunzio Galantino, the secretary-general of the Italian bishops’ conference, has…
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August 24, 2016

Two British pilgrims rescued after getting lost on the Camino de Santiago

The pair spent five days in the open and drank from ditches and animal troughs when their food and water ran out Two British pilgrims had to be rescued last…
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