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Church in France - Latest News
Mar 18, 2020 - 11:42 am .- Bernard Preynat, a former priest of the Archdiocese of Lyon, was convicted and sentenced by a civil court Monday for the sexual abuse of minors.
Mar 16, 2020 - 08:05 am .- A French bishop who visited the Vatican last week has tested positive for coronavirus, his diocese announced Monday.
Jan 21, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- Debate began on a bioethics bill in the French Senate Tuesday after tens of thousands of people marched through the streets of Paris to protest state funding for medically assisted procreation for lesbian couples and single women. 
Jan 15, 2020 - 07:01 pm .- Bernard Preynat, a former priest of the Archdiocese of Lyon, is on trial before a civil court in France. He has been accused of sexually abusing dozens of minors between 1971 and 1991; he was found guilty by an ecclesiastical tribunal last year.
Nov 11, 2019 - 12:09 pm .- The bishops of France on Saturday approved plans to offer financial compensation to victims of sexual abuse by clergy.
Nov 4, 2019 - 06:00 pm .- A cathedral in southwestern France was robbed of chalices and other religious items after a gang rammed open the door of the church with a specially-outfitted car early in the morning of November 4. 
Jun 13, 2019 - 03:01 am .- More than 14,000 Catholics walked 62 miles from Paris to Chartres Cathedral in three days in an annual Pentecost pilgrimage of prayer and penance.
Mar 7, 2019 - 03:50 am .- French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, archbishop of Lyon, was found guilty Thursday of failing to report to authorities the alleged sexual abuse of a priest in his diocese. He was given a six-month suspended prison sentence.
Dec 6, 2016 - 03:02 am .- It happened in Britain. It happened in the U.S.
Jan 27, 2014 - 04:56 am .- During Pope Francis’ meeting with French president Francois Hollande on Friday, the two discussed an array of topics concerning human dignity, centering the meeting on the role of religion in society.
Apr 23, 2013 - 12:41 pm .- After months of debate and massive protests, the National Assembly in France passed President Francois Hollande's “marriage for all” bill in to law on April 23.
Apr 4, 2013 - 03:59 pm .- A couple in France is reporting acts of violence by police officers against participants in a recent march to defend marriage against redefinition by the French government.
Jan 14, 2013 - 10:52 am .- Over one million people reportedly took to the streets in France on Jan. 13 in opposition to President Francois Hollande's “marriage for all” proposal.
Nov 21, 2012 - 12:02 pm .- French President Francois Hollande said that his proposal to legalize “gay marriage” in the country would include a conscience protections for officials who want to opt out of presiding over ceremonies.
Oct 20, 2012 - 11:17 am .- Flooding in southwestern France has forced hundreds of pilgrims to evacuate the site of a Marian apparition and nearby hotels in Lourdes.
Sep 21, 2012 - 04:38 pm .- Against the backdrop of an effort to recognize “gay marriage” in France, Pope Benedict XVI told a group of French bishops that the truth about marriage and the family is vital to society and must be promoted in bold and creative ways.
Sep 18, 2012 - 04:06 pm .- Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of Lyon said government approval of gay “marriage” in France could pave the way for the legalization of incest and polygamy.

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