At the request of the bishops of France and the Order of Carmelites Discalced (OCD), Pope Francis agreed on Feb. 22 to open a special process known in the Catholic Church as “equipollent canonization” to raise the 16 Carmelite martyrs of Compiègne to the altars.
The French association, Voir Ensemble (Seeing Together), was founded in 1927 by Father Yves Mollat, a blind Jesuit priest.
The pope met with a French Catholic group dedicated to supporting artists and celebrating sacred art, architecture, poetry, and music.
How a young French Catholic overcame the limits of the coronavirus lockdown.
The pope was speaking to French Catholic Action groups.
Archbishop Michel Aupetit has denied a report concerning his contacts with a woman in 2012.
The bishops knelt in an act of penance in Lourdes.
The bishops are currently meeting in Lourdes.