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by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Nov 16, 2020 / 10:04 am MT (CNA).- Catholics in France gathered outside churches in multiple cities this weekend calling on the government to allow them to attend Mass during the national lockdown. Protests took place across France, including in Nantes, Strasbourg, Bordeaux, Rennes, and

CNA Staff, Oct 29, 2020 / 12:00 pm MT (CNA).- U.S. Catholic bishops joined Pope Francis in mourning a deadly attack at a basilica in Nice on Thursday. “We join our prayers with Pope Francis and pray for the Catholic community in Nice, especially the families of those who have

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Oct 29, 2020 / 07:00 am MT (CNA).- After three people were killed in a terrorist attack in a basilica in Nice, France, on Thursday, a Vatican spokesman condemned the violence and said that Pope Francis was praying for the victims and those who mourn

CNA Staff, Oct 29, 2020 / 06:30 am MT (CNA).- The French bishops asked churches across the country to toll their bells Thursday in memory of three people killed at a basilica in Nice by an attacker shouting “Allahu Akbar.” In a statement Oct. 29, the French bishops’ conference asked

CNA Staff, Oct 29, 2020 / 03:40 am MT (CNA).- An attacker killed three people at a church in Nice and wounded others, police in the French city said Thursday. The incident took place at the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Nice Oct. 29 at around 9am local time, according to

CNA Staff, Oct 19, 2020 / 02:13 pm MT (CNA).- 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. Catholic Archbishop Dominique Lebrun of Rouen was joined by representatives of Muslim, Jewish,

From Butler’s Lives of the Saints 1894: BERNARD was born at the castle of Fontaines, in Burgundy. The grace of his person and the vigor of his intellect filled his parents with the highest hopes, and the world lay bright and smiling before him when he renounced it forever and

by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Jul 26, 2020 / 04:00 am MT (CNA).- A church volunteer has admitted to starting the fire at Nantes Cathedral and was charged with arson on Saturday. The 39-year-old Rwandan refugee — who had been detained and released by the police immediately following the July

CNA Staff, Jul 19, 2020 / 02:26 pm MT (CNA).- A 39-year-old cathedral volunteer has been detained as part of the arson investigation after a major fire at the Cathedral at Nantes on Saturday. French authorities warned against any “premature” judgment of the detained man. “We must remain careful as

On July 16, the anniversary of the 18th and last apparition of the Virgin Mary, the Shrine of Lourdes will host an exceptional e-pilgrimage for the whole world, which will take place live from the Grotto of the Apparitions. This extraordinary day will bring together millions of people from all