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Vincent Lambert.

French bishops: Don't euthanize paralyzed man

Jul 21, 2015

Bishop Thierry Scherrer of Laval, France, and the Bioethics Committee of his diocese are pleading with doctors at a hospital... Read more

Viviane Lambert, mother of Vincent Lambert, at the Grand Chamber judgement, June 5, 2015.

A warning for Europe: court ruling undermines right to life guarantees for comatose

Jun 9, 2015

The European Court of Human Rights’ recent decision to allow the removal of a comatose French man’s intravenous feeding tube... Read more

American soldiers at a military ceremony at the WWI War Memorial in Lourdes, France on May 16, 2015.

A journey of pain and healing: one US Marine's prayer at Lourdes

May 20, 2015

By Elise Harris

After nearly losing his life in combat nine years ago, retired U.S. Marine Paul McQuigg journeyed to Lourdes with his... Read more

Eucharistic Adoration.

Amid string of break-ins, Bishop of Ars removes Blessed Sacrament from parishes

Feb 18, 2015

Bishop Pascal Roland of Belley-Ars in France has ordered that the Blessed Sacrament be removed from all chapels and churches... Read more

French Flag.

French imams: Muslims must condemn 'barbaric' attack on newspaper

Jan 7, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Two French imams visiting the Vatican have called on Muslims to respond to the deadly attack on the satirical newspaper... Read more

A still image from an amateur video posted on Youtube shows a moment of the assault on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, Jan. 7, 2015.

Vatican condemns 'horrible attack' on French newspaper

Pope Francis has voiced his “strongest condemnation” of the “horrible attack” on a French satirical newspaper that published insulting cartoons... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on June 4, 2014.

Pope Francis to make apostolic voyage to France in 2015

Oct 7, 2014

By Elise Harris

In their announcement of the Pope’s schedule for his visit to the European Parliament next month, the Vatican also revealed... Read more

Euthanasia case heads to French high court

Jun 20, 2014

An official with France’s highest court has said that a minimally conscious, severely injured man should be denied food and... Read more