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French bishop appeals for calm amid fuel strike

May 24, 2016

Oil company and port workers went on strike to protest changes in French labor law, leading to gasoline shortages throughout France.

Bishop Jean-Luc Brunin of Le Havre, the nation’s largest port, said it was not the role of the Church to comment on the “terms of the conflict.”

Condemning violence, Bishop Brunin called for a “rapid restoration” of negotiations so that the parties could “discern together the common good.”


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