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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

Aug 31, 2021

By Courtney Mares

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

French President Emmanuel Macron.

French president presses Muslim leaders to embrace 'republican values'

Dec 2, 2020

In the wake of several suspected Islamist attacks in France this year, French President Emmanuel Macron has asked the country’s... Read more

A medical mask on a gargoyle of Notre-Dame in Paris.

French bishops press government to review 30-person Mass limit

Nov 25, 2020

By Courtney Mares

After a strong reaction by French Catholics to the government’s decision Tuesday night to limit Mass attendance to 30 people... Read more

Emmanuel Macron.

Macron’s office hails ‘convergence’ with pope over pandemic response

Apr 22, 2020

A 45-minute phone call between Pope Francis and French president Emmanuel Macron revealed “a lot of convergence” between the two... Read more

Emmanuel Macron.

Macron echoes pope’s call for debt relief amid pandemic

Apr 14, 2020

French President Emmanuel Macron has echoed Pope Francis’ call for debt relief for the world’s poorest countries amid the coronavirus... Read more

President Donald Trump.

Trump calls Pope Francis after Notre-Dame fire

Apr 17, 2019

President Donald Trump and Pope Francis spoke on the phone Wednesday afternoon, with the president pledging to assist with the... Read more

Paris, France. 1st December 2018. Riot Police use tear gas against demonstrators during a protest by people wearing yellow vests.

'What can we say?' French bishops cautious in response to ‘yellow vest’ protests

Dec 4, 2018

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced Tuesday morning that the government would suspend the imposition of a proposed fuel tax... Read more

The Catholic University of America, June 1, 2018.

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

Oct 16, 2018

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

Jun 26, 2018

By Elise Harris

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

French president Emmanuel Macron.

Macron scrutinized for blaming Africa's poverty on high birthrate

Jul 11, 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron has been under attack for identifying Africa’s development issue as a problem of overpopulation, ignoring the... 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

May 16, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

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'

May 10, 2017

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