- Nov 27, 2020
France’s Catholic bishops have joined Muslim leaders in condemning the beheading of a teacher in a Paris suburb.
A French cardinal who resigned as archbishop of Lyon after being acquitted of failing to report clerical sex abuse said the royalties from his new book would go to abuse victims.
The French bishops’ conference has urged Catholics to join mass protests against a government-backed bioethics bill that would liberalize abortion and embryo research and allow in vitro fertilization for lesbians and single mothers.
One nun has praised Archbishop Eric de Moulins-Beaufort, president of the French Bishops’ Conference (CEF), for saying women religious should have the right to vote during synods of bishops.
France is allowing religious services to resume starting Saturday after a legal challenge to the government’s ban on such gatherings.
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.