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ACTION FRANÇAISE

French political movement begun in 1899 by the freethinker Charles Maurras to re-establish the monarchy. It held that Catholicism is essential to French civilization. Its paper, L'Action Française, was put on the Index by Pope Pius XI in 1926.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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