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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.
Oct 30, 2020 - 03:01 pm .- An unnamed French official told the New York Times on Friday that police have arrested a 47-year-old man in connection with a deadly terrorist attack inside Notre-Dame de Nice.
Oct 29, 2020 - 12:02 pm .- Bells tolled in Catholic parishes across France in memory of the three people killed in a knife attack at the Basilica of Notre-Dame in Nice Thursday morning.
Oct 29, 2020 - 07:00 am .- After three people were killed in a terrorist attack in a basilica in Nice, France, on Thursday, a Vatican spokesman condemned the violence, saying that Pope Francis was praying for the victims and those who mourn them.
Oct 29, 2020 - 06:30 am .- The French bishops asked churches across the country to toll their bells Thursday in memory of three people killed at a basilica in Nice by an attacker shouting “Allahu Akbar.”
Oct 29, 2020 - 05:36 am .- Vatican Cardinal Robert Sarah said Thursday that the West must wake up to the threat of Islamism after three people were killed at a French church by an attacker shouting “Allahu Akbar.”
Oct 29, 2020 - 03:40 am .- An attacker armed with a knife killed three people at a church in Nice and wounded others, police in the French city said Thursday. 
Oct 28, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- A Catholic bishop expressed sorrow Wednesday after a migrant boat sank in the English Channel, killing four members of a family, including two children.
Oct 28, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Sacré-Cœur Basilica in Paris is expected to receive classification as a protected historic monument by France’s Minister of Culture.
Oct 19, 2020 - 02:13 pm .- Religious leaders gathered at a memorial to slain French priest Fr. Jacques Hamel Sunday, following the beheading of a Paris school teacher in an Islamist terror attack.
Oct 8, 2020 - 10:00 am .- A bill extending the abortion time limit from 12 to 14 weeks and restricting conscientious objection passed its first reading Thursday in France’s National Assembly.
Sep 8, 2020 - 06:30 am .- Attacks on churches in France are back to their “normal” level following a nationwide lockdown, according to an organization led by young Catholics. 

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