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French bishops lament lockdown; appeal rejected

November 09, 2020

» Continue to this story on Le Figaro (French)

CWN Editor's Note: The Catholic bishops of France have expresses their keen disappointment with a decision by the Council of State to uphold a ban on public celebration of Mass. However the bishops, in a public statement, assured the faithful that the restriction was approved “based solely on health grounds,” and not directed specifically at the Catholic Church. Under the latest rules, until December 1 all religious gatherings are banned, while schools and other “essential services” remain open. The bishops called for a special effort to open churches in time for Christmas.

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