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Auxiliary Bishop-elect Emmanuel Tois of Paris.

Pope Francis names an auxiliary bishop for Paris

Oct 17, 2023

By Walter Sánchez Silva

The Vatican Press Office announced Oct. 17 that Pope Francis has appointed Father Emmanuel Tois as a new auxiliary bishop... Read more

Among those martyred during the blood week of the Paris Commune were Fathers Ladislas Radigue, Polycarpe Tuffier, Marcellin Rouchouze, Frézal Tardieu, and Mathieu-Henri Planchat.

Five French priests martyred in anti-Catholic uprising of 1871 beatified in Paris

Apr 25, 2023

By Tyler Arnold, Zelda Caldwell

“As pastors inspired by apostolic zeal, the priests were united in their witness to the faith to the point of... Read more

Archbishop Michel Aupetit of Paris.

Former archbishop of Paris under investigation for sexual assault is ‘outraged but serene’  

Jan 4, 2023

By Solène Tadié

In a statement issued Jan. 3, the Archdiocese of Paris said it was not “able to verify whether the facts... Read more

Archbishop Laurent Ulrich.

Pope Francis names new Catholic archbishop of Paris

Apr 26, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Laurent Ulrich succeeds Archbishop Michel Aupetit, who resigned in December. Read more

Archbishop Michel Aupetit, pictured in 2019.

Archbishop Aupetit at Paris farewell Mass: ‘I lost my life for the love of Christ’

Dec 11, 2021

By CNA Staff

He directly addressed a media report claiming that he had “lost himself for love.” Read more

Notre-Dame de Paris.

France’s heritage authorities back controversial plans for Notre-Dame Cathedral’s interior

Dec 10, 2021

By CNA Staff

The committee expressed two reservations about the plan. Read more

Pope Francis speaks during an in-flight press conference on the journey from Athens to Rome, Dec. 6, 2021.

Pope Francis says he accepted Paris archbishop’s resignation ‘on the altar of hypocrisy’

Dec 6, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope accepted Archbishop Michel Aupetit’s resignation on Dec. 2. Read more

Archbishop Michel Aupetit of Paris.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Catholic archbishop of Paris

Dec 2, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Archbishop Michel Aupetit, 70, has led the archdiocese since 2018. Read more

Archbishop Michel Aupetit of Paris.

Paris archbishop asks Pope Francis to decide his future

Nov 26, 2021

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Michel Aupetit has denied a report concerning his contacts with a woman in 2012. Read more

Sainte-Eugène-Sainte-Cécile church in Paris, France.

Paris archbishop opens canonical proceedings against parish over maskless Masses

Apr 8, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Archbishop Michel Aupetit’s decision was made public the day after Paris police opened an investigation into the parish. Read more

The Palais Bourbon, the seat of the National Assembly, in Paris.

French archbishop criticizes push to pass bioethics law amid pandemic

Jul 10, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The archbishop of Paris has criticized the French parliament’s decision to debate a controversial bioethics bill which would increase access to... Read more

Notre-Dame de Paris.

One year after the fire, a French priest's tribute to Notre-Dame

Apr 14, 2020

By Courtney Mares

For Fr. Pierre Amar, Notre-Dame de Paris has always been a masterpiece, “the very example of supreme beauty,” but now... Read more

Travellers at an airport in Chengdu, China wear masks to prevent infection from coronavirus.

French priest hospitalized with coronavirus

Mar 2, 2020

By Courtney Mares

A priest has been hospitalized in Paris after testing positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus Feb. 28.  Read more

Repair scaffolding on Notre-Dame de Paris, November 2019.

Parts of Notre-Dame plaza, crypt expected to reopen this spring

Feb 21, 2020

French officials are hopeful that parts of the plaza of Notre-Dame de Paris, as well as the church’s crypt, will... Read more

Notre-Dame de Paris.

Architect calls for Notre-Dame's roof to be rebuilt of wood

Jan 11, 2020

A leading architect in France has urged that the roof of Notre-Dame de Paris be reconstructed out of wood, for... Read more

Notre-Dame de Paris shortly after a fire damaged parts of the roof and structure.

Notre-Dame still at risk of destruction, says rector

Dec 27, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

This year Christmas Mass was not celebrated at Notre-Dame de Paris for the first time since the French First Republic,... Read more

Notre-Dame de Paris.

Europe heatwave could damage Notre-Dame, architect warns

Jul 25, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Almost four months after a fire destroyed the roof of Notre-Dame de Paris, officials are concerned that the building is... Read more

Notre-Dame de Paris.

French lawmakers pass bill on Notre-Dame; new report says cathedral nearly collapsed during fire

Jul 17, 2019

France’s Parliament on Tuesday passed a bill on the rebuilding of Notre-Dame Cathedral— three months after a fire destroyed the... Read more

Archbishop Michel Aupetit of Paris greets fellow clerics after the June 15, 2019 Mass in Notre-Dame de Paris' Notre-Dame des Sept Douleurs chapel.

Paris archbishop at Mass: Notre-Dame exists to be a place of worship

Jun 17, 2019

During Saturday's Mass in a side chapel of Notre-Dame de Paris, the cathedral's first since its April fire, Archbishop Michel... Read more

Notre-Dame de Paris.

Notre-Dame's first Mass since fire to be said Saturday

Jun 12, 2019

The first Mass in Notre-Dame de Paris since the cathedral's April fire will be said Saturday evening in a side... Read more