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France: diocese appeals order to remove name from baptismal record

Catholic World News - January 31, 2012

A French diocese has appealed a ruling by a judge in Normandy that it must remove Rene LeBouvier’s name from baptismal records. An estimated 1,000 French citizens seek “de-baptism” every year.

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  • Posted by: New Sister - Jan. 31, 2012 10:23 PM ET USA

    These bishops are facing a real crucible. They cannot and must not comply, regardless it leads to their arrest/prosecution. They have a long line of saints to follow and pray to, those who took the guillotine over cooperation with evil.

  • Posted by: New Sister - Jan. 31, 2012 10:13 PM ET USA

    This is *scary*

  • Posted by: normnuke - Jan. 31, 2012 3:41 PM ET USA

    This raises an interesting question, viz. 'who owns the records of baptisms of people into the Church?' Is it the Church? Or is it a Higher Authority of the state? Like the Schuetzstoffel? Remember them?

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