French Government Moves Forward on Notre Dame Restoration Plans

Nearly three months after a fire devastated Paris’s famed Notre Dame Cathedral, France’s National Assembly moved closer to enacting legislation to approve the restoration process and timeline for one of the world’s most beloved landmarks.

French Sex Abuse Commission Gets to Work

France’s first ever independent commission set up by the Catholic Church to examine claims of clergy abuse has now launched its appeal for witnesses to offer testimony.

Father Patrick Dorelus

Father Patrick Dorelus, 41, was born to a devout Catholic family in Haiti.

French Priest ‘Beheaded’ in Church

The murder of 84-year-old Father Jacques Hamel in northern France during a weekday morning Mass July 26 is another act of “absurd violence” added to too many stories of senseless violence and death, said a Vatican spokesman.

Bishop Prays with French Community in Brooklyn

After a man in a truck deliberately ran down hundreds of people in Nice, France, killing 84, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio joined the local French community in St. Agnes, Boerum Hill, July 17, to pray for the deceased.

Stop Buying Islamic State Oil

OXFORD, England (CNS) – French Catholics have urged church support for a campaign to stop Western companies from buying oil from Islamic State, in effect funding the mass killing of Christians. “Our brothers and sisters are being massacred, women and children taken into slavery – and while Christians are suffering most, so are Muslims and […]

Bishops Are Preparing for Synod

The presidents of the bishops’ conferences of Germany, France and Switzerland organized a study day in Rome to discuss issues likely to be raised at the Synod of Bishops on the Family.