The veil has become a symbol in what one imam calls a campaign of intolerance from "the entrepreneurs of hate and violence" who want to "pit French against French."
PARIS (RNS) — A decision seemed to be made, but as with most émigré politics and disputes among Eastern Orthodox churches, it got complicated.
(The Conversation) — Evidence suggests that cannabis prohibition over the past 50 years has disproportionately punished France’s Muslim minority.
(RNS) — She entered our country in 1886 without a visa, has never applied for citizenship and does not speak one word of English. Worst of all, she advocates for open borders. It's time to send her back.
PARIS (RNS) — Despite a noted lack of attendance on Sundays, Western Europeans don't mind paying to keep established churches open, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center.
Nothing wrong, and everything right, with people giving to Notre Dame. But, please: perspective.
(RNS) — 'If you are looking for a spark, sift through the ashes.' That is the meaning of faith in our world. Especially now.
(RNS) — In recent decades, Notre Dame was more a tourist destination than a place of pilgrimage or a seat of Catholic potency.
PARIS (RNS) — Church fires and decapitated statues are among a rising number of anti-Christian acts of vandalism in France. Such incidents were up 21 percent in 2018.
PARIS (RNS) — In the past two months, swastikas have been scrawled on posters of Holocaust survivor and French national hero Simone Veil, who is interred in the Pantheon. A grove of trees planted to honor the memory of Ilan Halimi, a 23-year-old French Jew who was kidnapped, tortured and killed, was vandalized.
LYON, France (AP) — French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin said Thursday he will offer his resignation to Pope Francis, after a court found Barbarin guilty of failing to report allegations of sexual abuse of minors by a priest.
PARIS (AP) — Equal parts investigative journalism and salacious gossip, Martel paints a picture of an institution almost at war with itself.
PARIS (RNS) — A thriving English-speaking Catholic parish in Paris finds itself in the middle of angry protests against the government.
PARIS (RNS) — French evangelical leaders have had to distance themselves from their cousins in the U.S. and Brazil — saying that evangelical support for Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro hurt their ministry.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Cases of Catholic priests raping and molesting children, and of bishops covering up for them, have erupted on nearly every continent in recent years.