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Cardinal Philippe Barbarin arrives in court Jan. 7, 2019.

French cardinal to resign after conviction for failing to report abuse

Mar 7, 2019

French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, archbishop of Lyon, was found guilty Thursday of failing to report to authorities the alleged sexual... Read more

Notre Dame Cathedral.

Why France's 'Zombie Catholics' are so powerful

Dec 6, 2016

It happened in Britain. It happened in the U.S.  Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Nov. 27, 2013

Pope, Hollande discuss positive role of religion in society

Jan 27, 2014

By Elise Harris

During Pope Francis’ meeting with French president Francois Hollande on Friday, the two discussed an array of topics concerning human... Read more

Le Grande Armee gathered in the streets of Paris on March 24, 2013.

Debate, protests mark legalization of gay marriage in France

Apr 23, 2013

After months of debate and massive protests, the National Assembly in France passed President Francois Hollande's “marriage for all” bill... Read more


French couple claims police violence at marriage march

Apr 4, 2013

A couple in France is reporting acts of violence by police officers against participants in a recent march to defend... Read more

La Manif Pour Tous, Protest for All. A march for marriage and familiy in Paris on Jan.13, 2013.

Protestors report 1 million in Paris march to defend marriage

Jan 14, 2013

Over one million people reportedly took to the streets in France on Jan. 13 in opposition to President Francois Hollande's... Read more


French president to support 'gay marriage' conscience rights

Nov 21, 2012

French President Francois Hollande said that his proposal to legalize “gay marriage” in the country would include a conscience protections... Read more


Hundreds evacuated from Lourdes due to flooding

Oct 20, 2012

Flooding in southwestern France has forced hundreds of pilgrims to evacuate the site of a Marian apparition and nearby hotels in... Read more


Pope tells French bishops defense of marriage is prophetic

Sep 21, 2012

Against the backdrop of an effort to recognize “gay marriage” in France, Pope Benedict XVI told a group of French... Read more


French cardinal says 'gay marriage' opens door to incest, polygamy

Sep 18, 2012

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of Lyon said government approval of gay “marriage” in France could pave the way for the legalization... Read more