- Apr 4, 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.
French bishops on Saturday approved plans to financially compensate people abused sexually within the Roman Catholic Church.
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.
Several thousand conservative activists of all ages marched through Paris on Sunday to protest a French bill that would give lesbian couples and single women access to in vitro fertilization and related procedures.
Many French Catholics say the fires that engulfed Notre Dame may have also set off a spiritual spark, especially in the new generations.
Vandals and arsonists have targeted French churches in a wave of attacks that has lasted nearly two months.