The pope asked those present: ‘What do you expect from the Church?
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.
The 60-year-old priest was a popular leader of retreats.
Gérald Darmanin wrote: “All my support to the Catholics of our country after the dramatic murder of a priest in Vendée.”
Anti-clerical revolutionaries expelled the Benedictines in 1790.
Pope Francis will meet with families of the victims of the Nice basilica attack, the city’s mayor said Saturday at the national memorial service for the victims.
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.
This story is developing and will be updated: 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.
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.
The process of renovating Saint Louis Cathedral of Senegal’s Diocese of Saint Louis that has taken some 15 years has been described as a source of inspiration for the values of “understanding, collaboration, unity” among the people of God in the West African nation.
Pope Francis said Thursday that science and faith together can help humanity to overcome ecological crises.
The University of Notre Dame on Tuesday announced a two-week hiatus from in-person class instruction, amid a growing number of COVID-19 infections on campus. Some alumni, students, and faculty are calling on university president Father John Jenkins to suspend in-person classes altogether and move instruction online for the remainder of the semester.
A church volunteer has admitted to starting the fire at Nantes Cathedral and was charged with arson on Saturday.
The Diocese of Rouen, France will mark the fourth anniversary of the murder of Fr. Jacques Hamel with a Mass and procession at the local church on Sunday.
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.
Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Jacques Assanvo Ahiwa, a lecturer at the University of Strasbourg in France, as the Auxiliary Bishop of Bouake Archdiocese located in central Ivory Coast.