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  • ‘Neo-Protestant’ challenge seen in France’s political upheaval

    ‘Neo-Protestant’ challenge seen in France’s political upheaval

    French Protestants make up only two percent of the population of France. Lutherans and Calvinists, respected by the Catholic majority as hardworking and honest, are in numerical decline while immigration is boosting the evangelical ranks. A leading French intellectual says this is changing the political culture of the country.

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  • Why Father Jacques Hamel’s legacy belongs to the whole Church

    Why Father Jacques Hamel’s legacy belongs to the whole Church

    Wednesday marked the first anniversary of the slaying of Father Jacques Hamel in Normandy, France, on July 26, 2016. Today Hamel is a candidate for sainthood, and there are several powerful reasons why his legacy is important – among them, he’s a reminder that old-school martyrdom still occurs in the here-and-now, and that even the simplest believers are capable of great heroism when push comes to shove.

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  • Recalling priest’s murder, Archbishop says ‘Father Hamel is still alive’

    Recalling priest’s murder, Archbishop says ‘Father Hamel is still alive’

    During an anniversary Mass on Wednesday at the small Church of Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray, where Father Jacques Hamel was killed by having his throat slit on July 26, 2016, by two 19-year-old Muslim terrorists, Archbishop Dominique Lebrun of Rouen said, “Though he is dead, Father Jacques Hamel is still alive.” The Mass was attended by several French dignitaries, including President Emmanuel Macron.

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