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France, Holy See update agreement on French church in Rome

July 25, 2016

Updating a diplomatic accord that dates back to 1828, the Holy See and France have signed an agreement entrusting the care of the French church in Rome to the priests of the Emmanuel Community, a French charismatic Catholic community.

The church of Santissima Trinità dei Monti had previously been entrusted to the Order of Minims (1494-1798), the Society of the Sacred Heart (1828-2006), and the Monastic Fraternities of Jerusalem (2006-16), which according to the Holy See Press Office finds it impossible to continue in its mission.

Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, the Holy’s Secretary for Relations with States, and Philippe Zeller, the French ambassador to the Holy See, signed the agreement at the Apostolic Palace on July 25.

 
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