Tag: France

By the Grace of God — L (NR)

By the Grace of God — L (NR)

| John Mulderig | October 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the hard-hitting drama “By the Grace of God,” similarly founded on real events (as was “Spotlight”), the scene shifts to Lyon, France, and the focus is on a group of survivors rather than journalists.

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Catholic veteran of D-Day invasion buried at Arlington on 75th anniversary

Catholic veteran of D-Day invasion buried at Arlington on 75th anniversary

As World War II veterans and world leaders gathered at the American cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer in Normandy, France, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day June 6, the same day one highly decorated veteran who took part in that Allied invasion was laid to rest in an American cemetery half a world away.

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Catholic leaders nationwide react to Notre Dame cathedral fire

Catholic leaders nationwide react to Notre Dame cathedral fire

| April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

As U.S. Catholic leaders grappled with the enormity of the April 15 fire that ruined the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the word “iconic” came to mind for many of them.

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Hope from the ashes: President, archbishop vow to rebuild Notre Dame

Hope from the ashes: President, archbishop vow to rebuild Notre Dame

| Cindy Wooden | April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

The president of France and the archbishop of Paris have vowed to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral after a devastating fire, continuing what a professor of architecture described as the natural lifecycle of a historic building.

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Archbishop Hebda calls burning of Notre Dame Cathedral ‘gut-wrenching’

Archbishop Hebda calls burning of Notre Dame Cathedral ‘gut-wrenching’

| April 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

When the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris caught fire and erupted into a spectacular blaze April 15 that sent smoke and flames billowing into the sky, Archbishop Bernard Hebda watched video footage of the blaze and called it “gut-wrenching.”

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Blaze erupts at Paris’ iconic Notre Dame Cathedral; cause unknown

Blaze erupts at Paris’ iconic Notre Dame Cathedral; cause unknown

| April 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

A major blaze engulfed the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral April 15, sending pillars of flame and billowing smoke over the center of the French capital.

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Religious rights group deplores ‘anti-Christian hostility’ in France

Religious rights group deplores ‘anti-Christian hostility’ in France

| Jonathan Luxmoore | February 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

A church-backed religious rights organization has warned of growing “anti-Christian hostility” in France, identifying a spate of assaults on churches and Christian monuments.

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French police investigate sexual assault claim against Vatican nuncio

French police investigate sexual assault claim against Vatican nuncio

| Carol Glatz | February 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Italian Archbishop Luigi Ventura, 74, a Vatican diplomat who once served in Canada, Chile and western Africa, is under investigation by police in Paris for allegedly sexually assaulting a city official.

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Paris archbishop to pray for France as fuel taxes canceled

Paris archbishop to pray for France as fuel taxes canceled

| December 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Paris Archbishop Michel Aupetit planned to pray for the country Dec. 7, even as the French government dropped all fuel tax increases for 2019.

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Pope praises French policeman who gave his life to save hostage

Pope praises French policeman who gave his life to save hostage

| Cindy Wooden | March 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis joined leaders praising a French police officer who “gave his life out of a desire to protect people” during a terrorist attack.

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Head of French bishops welcomes Macron’s election

Head of French bishops welcomes Macron’s election

The head of the French bishops’ conference welcomed the election of President-elect Emmanuel Macron and said he hoped June legislative elections would not place the country “in an ungovernable situation.”

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Pope calls attack on Nice act of ‘blind violence’

Pope calls attack on Nice act of ‘blind violence’

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis condemned the attack on Bastille Day celebrations in France, calling it an act of “blind violence.”

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