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May 16, 2017 - 07:52 am .- Tuesday Pope Francis sent a telegram to the new President of France, Emmanuel Macron, offering his prayers and wishes that in his new role, he will support the rich moral and spiritual traditions of the country, including that of Christianity.
May 10, 2017 - 04:44 pm .- Newly-elected President Emmanuel Macron, according to one of his biographers, embodies a new phenomenon in France known as “zombie Catholicism.”
May 9, 2017 - 02:19 pm .- After Emmanuel Macron won the presidential elections in France, the head of the country's bishops urged the new leader to help alleviate local woes such as unemployment and political division.
Feb 22, 2017 - 06:02 am .- An international group of Catholic physicians is protesting a law passed by France's parliament last week sanctioning pro-life websites that aim to dissuade women from abortion by using “misleading claims.”
Feb 21, 2017 - 02:36 pm .- A French diocese announced that Dominican Sister Marie Bernardette, the oldest sister in her order, passed away last week at 110 years of age.
Feb 14, 2017 - 06:02 am .- A complaint brought by a Catholic group against a dating site that promotes extramarital affairs was thrown out by a French court last week.
Sep 24, 2016 - 09:49 am .- Pope Francis met with survivors of the Nice, France terrorist attack on Saturday, urging them to respond with forgiveness and love. 
Sep 14, 2016 - 02:09 am .- Referencing the recent murder of French priest Fr. Jacques Hamel, Pope Francis said the persecution of Christians happening today, under any form, is a work of Satan.
Sep 12, 2016 - 03:04 pm .- A woman was charged over the weekend by French authorities in connection with an alleged terrorist plot to attack Notre Dame cathedral with a car bomb.
Aug 29, 2016 - 11:10 am .- The lifting of a controversial burkini ban in one beach town along the French Riviera may signal an end to similar policies in the country - but it has not put an end to cultural tensions surrounding it.
Aug 15, 2016 - 12:32 pm .- Following the wave of Islamist terror attacks that have bloodied France since last year, the country’s bishops have decided to offer all Masses on the Feast of the Assumption for France.  
Jul 29, 2016 - 12:38 pm .- At a Mass said for the victims of Tuesday's church attack in France, the Archbishop of Paris appealed for hope as he remembered Father Jacques Hamel, who was killed by two Islamic State terrorists as he was celebrating the Eucharist.
Jul 28, 2016 - 03:00 am .- Pilgrims from across the globe travel to World Youth Day by plane, train and automobile. But not Victor Jacquemont, Antoine Lescuyer, and Humbert Canot.
Jul 27, 2016 - 11:08 am .- Sister Danielle, one of the religious who was held hostage by ISIS at a church in France, was able to escape in a moment of inattention by the terrorists and alert the police.
Jul 26, 2016 - 03:43 pm .- In response to the murder of Father Jacques Hamel by believed Islamic State sympathizers, the French bishops have designated Friday, July 29, as a day of fasting.
Jul 26, 2016 - 07:27 am .- Pope Francis has decried the “absurd violence” which has left an elderly priest dead after his church in northern France was taken hostage during Mass.
Jul 17, 2016 - 06:47 am .- On Sunday, Pope Francis led the crowds in St. Peter's Square in prayers for the victims of Thursday's attack in Nice which left more than 80 people dead, including ten children.
Jul 6, 2016 - 07:27 am .- On Wednesday Pope Francis met with a group of poor and disabled pilgrims, calling them the “treasures of the Church,” and entrusting them with the special task of praying for the proud, greedy, vain and hypocrites.
Jan 17, 2016 - 04:02 pm .- An increasingly violent wave of anti-Semitic words and acts in France threatens the very existence of Jewish communities there, one human rights advocacy group warned in a new report.
Nov 15, 2015 - 05:55 am .- On Sunday Pope Francis again expressed shock and sorrow for Friday’s terror attacks in Paris, condemning the acts as an “affront to human dignity,” and encouraging attendees to find hope in Jesus.

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