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Mar 3, 2021 - 07:30 am .- The head of an independent commission said on Tuesday that there could be at least 10,000 victims of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in France since 1950.
Feb 20, 2021 - 03:11 pm .- A group of Catholic women in France has launched a manifesto to underscore the “beauty of the women's specific vocation.”
Feb 17, 2021 - 05:36 pm .- The French National Assembly has passed a bill that backers say will counter extremism and separatism, especially among French Muslims. However, the bill includes stricter controls on religion, bars religious symbols in some circumstances, and places strict regulations on homeschooling.
Feb 11, 2021 - 08:00 am .- On the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, the papal delegate for the Marian shrine urged masked pilgrims and virtual viewers alike not to lose hope in the face of sickness and difficulties.
Feb 3, 2021 - 12:00 pm .- French Catholic bishops signed on Monday a declaration denouncing rising anti-Semitism in the presence of Jewish leaders in Paris.
Jan 14, 2021 - 07:00 am .- Bishops in France are asking Catholics to pray and fast for the next four Fridays for a respect for human life from its conception in response to new legislation.
Dec 19, 2020 - 06:00 am .- The Church in France is under pressure, according to the president of the French Catholic bishops’ conference.
Dec 16, 2020 - 09:00 am .- A Paris criminal court on Wednesday gave a former nuncio to France an eight-month suspended sentence for sexual assault.
Dec 10, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- The Catholic Church in France estimates that it lost more than $100 million due to the country’s two coronavirus lockdowns this year.
Dec 9, 2020 - 05:19 pm .- The perpetrator of an October knife attack inside Notre-Dame de Nice has been charged with terrorism, French officials said Monday.
Dec 4, 2020 - 08:30 am .- Notre-Dame Cathedral choir will return to the damaged cathedral on Christmas Eve to perform a concert that will be broadcast live from Paris.
Dec 3, 2020 - 09:00 am .- Bishops in France have welcomed new government measures that will allow more people to attend public Masses during Advent. 
Dec 2, 2020 - 03:01 am .- In the wake of several suspected Islamist attacks in France this year, French President Emmanuel Macron has asked the country’s Muslim leaders to sign a "charter of republican values" agreeing to a rejection of Islam as a political movement.
Nov 30, 2020 - 10:00 am .- The French Council of State has ruled that a proposed 30-person limit on Masses and other forms of public worship is a “disproportionate” government measure and must be modified by Dec. 2.
Nov 27, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- The French bishops’ conference announced Friday that it would submit another appeal to the Council of State, calling the proposed 30-person limit on public Masses during Advent “unacceptable.”
Nov 25, 2020 - 07:00 am .- After a strong reaction by French Catholics to the government’s decision Tuesday night to limit Mass attendance to 30 people per church during Advent, French bishops are in negotiations with the government to determine a more “realistic gauge” for a gradual resumption of public Masses.
Nov 8, 2020 - 10:00 am .- The French bishops’ appeal to continue public Masses during France’s second national lockdown was rejected Saturday by the Council of State.
Nov 5, 2020 - 09:00 am .- Fr. Nikolas Kakavelakis, a Greek Orthodox priest in Lyon who was seriously wounded in a shooting Saturday, has emerged from coma, according to French media.
Nov 3, 2020 - 09:00 am .- As France begins its second lockdown this year, French bishops are filing an urgent appeal to continue public Masses, saying that the most recent coronavirus restrictions “violate freedom of worship.”
Nov 2, 2020 - 09:00 am .- French police have arrested a total of six men in their investigation into the attack on the Basilica of Notre-Dame de l’Assomption in Nice.