- Mar 3, 2021
France’s Catholic bishops have launched a national prayer campaign against government-backed bioethics legislation that would extend abortion and in vitro fertilization rights.
The head of French bishops’ conference testified to a special commission of the National Assembly that while he understands the need to strengthen national security, a proposed law designed to rein in extremist militancy would place religions and religious believers under particular surveillance.
France’s highest administrative court on Sunday ordered a rethink of a 30-person attendance limit for religious services put in place by the government to slow down the spread of coronavirus.
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.