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François Fillon is outspoken about his Catholicism (AP)

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Candidate for the right-wing Les Republicains party primaries and former prime minister, Francois Fillon (AP)

François Fillon has said he ‘will not excuse himself’ for defending family values

Soldiers patrol in front of Sacré-Cœur Basilica in Paris (AP)

And it can be found inside the Basilica of Sacré-Coeur in Paris

Members of a far right group line up at a cathedral in Białystok, Poland, in April (AP)

In the 1980s I was a leading member of the racist National Front. Catholicism brought me out of the darkness – it can do the same for Europe

President Sarkozy, left, and his Socialist challenger François Hollande meet at a fundraiser last month (PA photo)

The massacres never had anything remotely to do with the French debate on immigration