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Fr. Olivier Maire, French provincial superior of the Montfort Missionaries (the Company of Mary). Olivier Faure on Twitter

Police Question Rwandan Immigrant Suspected of Murdering Catholic Priest in France

Aug 9, 2021

A 40-year-old Rwandan immigrant already suspected of starting a devastating fire at a French cathedral was questioned by police in connection with the murder of a Catholic priest on Monday in western France.

Fr. Olivier Maire. G.Moreau - Diocèse de Luçon

Who was Fr. Olivier Maire, the Catholic Priest Murdered in France?

Aug 9, 2021

The 60-year-old priest was a popular leader of retreats.

Solignac Abbey in west-central France. Courtesy of the Diocese of Limoges.

Benedictine Monks Return to Historic French Abbey for First Time after 230-Year Absence

Aug 5, 2021

Anti-clerical revolutionaries expelled the Benedictines in 1790.

The Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Amiens in France. / Patrick Verhoef/Shutterstock.

The 800-year-old Cathedral that Inspired the Notre-Dame de Paris Spire

Jul 19, 2020

While the spire of Notre-Dame de Paris was completely destroyed in last year’s devastating fire, another Notre-Dame cathedral, the largest in France, offers the opportunity to see the spire that it was based on and to venerate a prized relic. 

French bishops meet with Pope Francis in March, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media

French Bishop Tests Positive for Coronavirus After Vatican Visit

Mar 16, 2020

A French bishop who visited the Vatican last week has tested positive for coronavirus, his diocese announced Monday.