- Apr 18, 2021
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.
The French bishops’ permanent council has approved a recommendation to remove gender references for parents on baptismal certificates.
A French cardinal said Thursday he did not understand why he was found guilty of covering up sexual abuse of children, as an appeals court hearing began that will decide whether to uphold his conviction.
French bishops on Saturday approved plans to financially compensate people abused sexually within the Roman Catholic Church.
French bishops are considering a plan to provide financial compensation to victims of church sex abuse.
France’s Catholic bishops plan to open their plenary assembly for the first time to lay participation following the passage of a controversial bioethics law despite mass church-backed opposition.
Vandals and arsonists have targeted French churches in a wave of attacks that has lasted nearly two months.