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A Traditional Latin Mass.

Traditionis custodes: Traditional Catholic institutes appeal to French bishops for ‘mediator’

The institutes’ superiors appealed for “a human, personal dialogue.” Read more

French President Emmanuel Macron tours Our Lady of the Hour Church in Mosul, Iraq, Aug. 29, 2021.

French president visits Catholic church in Iraq damaged by ISIS

Emmanuel Macron toured Our Lady of the Hour Church in Mosul. Read more

Pope Francis meets with members of Lazare Association from France at the Vatican, Aug. 28, 2021.

Pope Francis tosses speech to listen to 200 formerly homeless people

The pope asked those present: ‘What do you expect from the Church? Read more

Funeral Mass of murdered seminarian Michael Nnadi, Good Shepherd Seminary, Kaduna, Nigeria, Feb. 11, 2020

Catholic priest’s murder in France: List of recent priest killings worldwide

The murder of a French priest on Monday was the latest in a number of killings of priests around the... Read more

A man identified by the French newspaper La Croix as Emmanuel Abayisenga greets Pope Francis at the Vatican on Nov. 11, 2016.

Rwandan man suspected of killing French Catholic priest reportedly met Pope Francis in 2016

French Catholic media said the meeting took place during the Jubilee of Mercy. Read more

Fr. Olivier Maire

Who was Fr. Olivier Maire, the Catholic priest murdered in France?

The 61-year-old priest was a popular leader of retreats. Read more

Fr. Olivier Maire, French provincial superior of the Montfort Missionaries (the Company of Mary)

Update: Police question man suspected of murdering Catholic priest in France

Gérald Darmanin wrote: “All my support to the Catholics of our country after the dramatic murder of a priest in... Read more

Solignac Abbey in west-central France.

Benedictine monks return to historic Solignac Abbey for first time since French Revolution

Anti-clerical revolutionaries expelled the Benedictines in 1790. Read more

Tridentine Mass in Strasbourg Cathedral, France.

How French Catholics are responding to Pope Francis’ Traditional Latin Mass restrictions

A study found traditionalism is growing steadily year on year. Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, pictured in St. Peter's Basilica Oct. 3, 2015.

Cardinal Parolin: Europe needs faith in God as it struggles with ‘demographic winter’

The Vatican Secretary of State was preaching at Mass in Strasbourg, France. Read more

An evening procession at Lourdes in southwestern France.

‘Lourdes Nights’ to draw pilgrims to French shrine after pandemic closure

The initiative will be held throughout July and August. Read more

Archbishop Éric de Moulins-Beaufort. Credit: Diocèse de Reims.

Catholic archbishop: With new law, foundation of French bioethics ‘has been erased’

The new law gives single women and lesbian couples access to state-sponsored medically assisted reproduction. Read more

Archbishop Michel Aupetit, center left, celebrates Mass at Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris, France, June 16, 2021.

Paris archbishop: Notre-Dame Cathedral repairs a symbol of Christian renewal

“This cathedral is also the symbol of the restoration of this Church founded 2,000 years ago by Christ himself,” said... Read more

The Basilica of Fontaine-lès-Dijon, France.

Why is a French Catholic archdiocese expelling the FSSP?

For 23 years, FSSP priests have served Catholics in Dijon archdiocese. Now, the archbishop has told them to leave. Read more

A Benedictine monk at the Barroux Abbey’s Via Caritatis winery.

Monks of France’s first papal vineyard sell wine to help local community

The monks hope to sell 15,000 bottles of their wine this month to help support the pandemic-hit community. Read more

Archbishop Michel Aupetit of Paris.

Paris archbishop laments attack on Catholics honoring city’s martyrs

A video posted on social media showed men punching and kicking Catholics taking part in a procession. Read more

Firefighters respond to the fire at Saint-Pierre-Saint-Paul church, in Lille, France

Church fire in Northern France reportedly contained

A fire broke out on Monday evening at Saint-Pierre-Saint-Paul church, in Lille, France, and has reportedly been contained. Read more

The nave of Saint-Ouen Abbey in Rouen, Normandy, France.

Why France is losing one religious building every two weeks

France’s religious heritage is in a precarious state. This is why. Read more