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.
Blasphemy does not exist as a legal offence in France.
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.
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.