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Fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris, April 15, 2019. FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images

BREAKING: Fire engulfs Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

Firefighters at Cathedrale Notre-Dame brought a devastating blaze under control, after the Paris cathedral caught fire Monday night.  Read more

Kenyan bishops prepare to meet with Pope Francis in Nairobi, Nov. 26, 2015.

French Catholic university encourages African bishops in self-reflection

The Institut Catholique de Paris hosted a conference Tuesday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the leadership organization for Catholic... Read more

Eucharist desecrated, statues smashed in series of French church attacks

At least 10 incidents of vandalism and desecration of Catholic churches have been reported in France since the beginning of... Read more

The Catholic University of America, June 1, 2018.

Catholic U. professor leads response to French president’s remark on large families

Following a comment by President Emmanuel Macron, in which he expressed skepticism that any well-educated woman would decide to have... Read more

FIFA World Cup 2018.

France vs. Croatia: A Catholic World Cup breakdown

On Sunday, France and Croatia will square off on the soccer pitch for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Championship. While... Read more

Pope Francis with French President Emmanuel Macron in the Apostolic Palace on June 26, 2018.

Pope Francis, Emmanuel Macron talk immigration in first meeting

The heated debate over immigration in Europe was a central topic of discussion in a meeting between Pope Francis and... Read more

Emmanuel Macron.

President of France calls on Catholics to engage politically

French President Emmanuel Macron stressed the importance of a Catholic voice in the country’s political debates, particularly on bioethical issues,... Read more

French bishops unite in declaration against assisted suicide

Amid a push to legalize physician-assisted suicide in parts of Europe, 118 French bishops signed a declaration this week promoting... Read more

Pope John Paul II in St. Peter's Square circa 1978.

French court's decision forces a change of place for John Paul II statue

A statue of St. John Paul II will be removed from public land in a small French city, after a... Read more

French court orders cross removed from JPII statue

France’s top administrative court, the Conseil d’Etat has ordered a cross to be removed from a statue of Pope Saint... Read more

A year after his murder, Fr. Jacques Hamel remembered

One year after the brutal killing of Fr. Jacques Hamel, French bishops recalled the beautiful example of the man who... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square for a Jubilee of Mercy audience June 18, 2016.

Pope urges Macron to strengthen France’s Christian roots

Tuesday Pope Francis sent a telegram to the new President of France, Emmanuel Macron, offering his prayers and wishes that... Read more

Emmanuel Macron.

France's new president is a 'zombie Catholic'

Newly-elected President Emmanuel Macron, according to one of his biographers, embodies a new phenomenon in France known as “zombie Catholicism.”  Read more

President Emmanuel Macron.

Catholic bishop urges Macron to fight for France's good

After Emmanuel Macron won the presidential elections in France, the head of the country's bishops urged the new leader to... Read more

Catholic doctors protest French law banning 'misleading' pro-life websites

An international group of Catholic physicians is protesting a law passed by France's parliament last week sanctioning pro-life websites that... Read more

Nuns.

World's oldest Dominican Sister dies at age 110

A French diocese announced that Dominican Sister Marie Bernardette, the oldest sister in her order, passed away last week at... Read more

French court allows dating website to continue promoting affairs

A complaint brought by a Catholic group against a dating site that promotes extramarital affairs was thrown out by a... Read more

Pope Francis greets survivors of the Nice, France terrorist attack during an audience at the Vatican on Sept. 24, 2016.

Love can be only response to evil, Pope tells attack survivors

Pope Francis met with survivors of the Nice, France terrorist attack on Saturday, urging them to respond with forgiveness and... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in memory of Fr. Jacques Hamel Sept. 14, 2016.

Pope Francis: 'killing in the name of God is satanic'

Referencing the recent murder of French priest Fr. Jacques Hamel, Pope Francis said the persecution of Christians happening today, under... Read more

Notre Dame Cathedral.

Woman charged in foiled attack on Notre Dame cathedral

A woman was charged over the weekend by French authorities in connection with an alleged terrorist plot to attack Notre... Read more