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French bishops’ conference lends support to evangelical youth gathering

July 12, 2017

The Conference of Bishops of France has lent its support to a six-day evangelical youth gathering that is taking place in Le Havre to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

The event will culminate on July 14, the national holiday, when the youth will pray for France.

Stating that Christ “is stronger than anything that can separate us,” the bishops’ conference said in a July 11 statement that “the Catholic Church is in communion with this event” and that a delegation of priests and faithful will take part in the prayer for the nation.


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  • Posted by: koinonia - Jul. 13, 2017 12:51 PM ET USA

    Bastille Day and the anniversary of the Reformation, why not throw a party? Why not be "in communion" with these celebrations and their participants? When all the particulars are put together- prayer, Protestantism, Catholicism, French Revolution, Conference of Bishops of France- there is one overarching theme: incongruity. When communion is professed in the face of incongruity the question of sanity is not too far removed.

  • Posted by: jackbene3651 - Jul. 12, 2017 8:28 PM ET USA

    I guess the bishops are kind of confused about which denomination they belong to.