A leak in the French media suggested the rebuilding of the interior of the cathedral is tilting towards a more contemporary style, but the Archdiocese of Paris insists no decision will be made before the end of March.
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The debate over the charter and the “French values” it contains continues following at least three suspected Islamist terrorist attacks during 2020.
The prime minister met with a delegation of French bishops Sunday night to discuss a new gauge for the resumption of public Masses after France’s strict second lockdown.
The statement from the French bishops Nov. 7 announced that the judge's dismissal of their appeal was “based solely on health grounds.”
Police are treating the incident as attempted murder, with the gunman still at large.
NEWS ANALYSIS: The bioethics bill recently adopted by the French Parliament could lead to changes in European civilization that experts say would be difficult to reverse.
France’s National Assembly, the lower house of the country’s parliament, passed a bill Aug. 1 adding "psychosocial distress" as grounds for an abortion as part of the country’s Bioethics Law.
Amiens is the largest cathedral in France, with an inner volume twice the size of that of Notre-Dame de Paris.
In November 2019 the Catholic bishops of France approved plans to offer financial compensation to victims of sexual abuse by clergy.
Christian Chenay, France’s oldest doctor, is still providing medical assistance to a local community of missionaries, whom he has served as a doctor for 50-plus years.