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Francois Hollande never took up the traditional honour. But his successor has surprisingly strong Catholic sympathies

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Archbishop Georges Pontier’s call for a national unity will likely go unheeded as the nation heads for strikes and social unrest

‘Today Father Hamel speaks still. His life and his death speak after his death.’

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Trump’s populism and Macron’s haughty liberalism are, in substance, not significantly different

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

If he really does believe that truth is inaccessible, then France has a president who believes in the dictatorship of relativism

‘We must hope he succeeds for the good of our country, otherwise it will be catastrophic,’ the Archbishop of Marseilles said

Turnout was high among Catholic voters, with nearly four in five saying they intended to vote