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French bishops lament agricultural crisis

March 02, 2016

A delegation of 15 French bishops attended the annual Paris International Agricultural Show on February 29.

Referring to the closing of farms, harm to the environment, and high taxes, Bishop Olivier de Germay of Ajaccio said that “the bishops of France are concerned about the agricultural crisis and the difficulties that rural areas in our country face.”

Citing the encyclical Laudato Si’, Archbishop Philippe Ballot of Chambéry called for a “social and ecological conversion” and praised organic farming, which “refuses to devastate its own production base.”

 
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