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  • Crown of Thorns will return to Notre Dame Cathedral for Good Friday

    Crown of Thorns will return to Notre Dame Cathedral for Good Friday

    • Apr 7, 2020

    Nearly one year after a fire ravaged the famed Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the city’s archbishop will briefly return to the cathedral its most prized relic, the Crown of Thorns, for veneration on Good Friday, the day in which Catholics commemorate Jesus’s suffering and death.

  • With church bells and candles, France honors virus victims

    With church bells and candles, France honors virus victims

    • Mar 26, 2020

    From famed Gothic cathedrals to modest village churches, places of worship around France rang their bells in collective prayer Wednesday for people who have died and those who are helping keep the sick alive during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • During virus, priests master livestream at Gothic church

    During virus, priests master livestream at Gothic church

    • Mar 23, 2020

    On a typical Sunday morning, Father Philippe Rochas greets roughly 350 worshippers as they trickle into the neo-Gothic St.-Vincent-de-Paul church in the heart of Marseille. This Sunday, however, he sat hunched over a webcam as he and his fellow priests prepared an empty meeting room to live-stream Sunday Mass directly to the screens of parishioners confined at home.

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