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Pope Francis in Manila
21/01/2015 - Report: Catholic Church

Vatican picks child abuse board chief

The Vatican has announced that its long-time sex abuse prosecutor, Bishop Charles Scicluna, has been named to head a new board to hear appeals by priests who are accused of molesting minors.

Manuel Valls, carrying the latest edition of Charlie Hebdo, 14 Jan, 2015
15/01/2015 - France

No blasphemy law in France reminds Valls

Blasphemy does not exist as a legal offence in France.

26/12/2014

French press review 26 December 2014

The Pope's speech on Christmas day, goodish news from Ukraine, the 10 year-old anniversary of the Tsunami and as always a gloomy overview of the situation in France...
25/12/2014

French press review 25 December 2014

Why do we celebrate Christmas day on 25 December? Will the far-left become the ruling parties in Greece and in Spain? Will Ukraine finally join NATO?
24/12/2014

French press review 24 December 2014

The Pope and his demand for a reform of the Catholic church, an almost non existent economic growth in France... Today's French newspapers aren't really getting into the Christmas spirit.
Eloïse Boutin, who has since left Femen, protests in Paris's Madeleine church
17/12/2014 - France

Femen member handed suspended sentence for topless protest in Paris church

A former member of feminist group Femen has been found guilty of exhibitionism and given a one-month suspended sentence for a topless protest in a Paris church last year.
Galeries Lafayette department store, central Paris
08/12/2014 - France

French government wants more Sunday shopping

The French government is to propose this week that shops in France open more often on Sundays, in a bid to boost the sluggish economy.

Béziers mayor Robert Ménard with his town council's crib, known as a "crèche" in French
06/12/2014 - France

French local councils ordered to scrap Christmas cribs

French officials have ordered local councils to take down Christmas nativity cribs in public buildings because of France’s strict secular law on the separation of church and state.
26/11/2014

French press review 26 November 2014

Racial anger in the United States, the Pope in Strasbourg and Nicolas Sarkozy on the front page of Le Figaro. That just about sums up this morning's French papers.

25/11/2014

French press review 25 November 2014

The Front National finds the banks taht says "da" in Moscow. Russia's embassy buys Paris a Christmas tree. Diesel-driven cars are pouring filth into the French capital's air.
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