By Sarah Keane • 14 November 2020 • 19:19
Hundreds of churchgoers in Paris hold vigil over the closure of Sunday services under new lockdown rules
Hundreds of Catholics sang hymns and gave speeches outside Paris’ second largest church, Église Saint, on Friday night, November 13, in protest over the lockdown ban on Sunday Mass.
One of the speakers said: ‘I believe we are all responsible. We respect the [coronavirus] instructions as much as possible.
‘But when these instructions show a state that goes beyond its competence, it is necessary to prevent this state from slipping into tyrannical considerations.’
France’s lockdown bans mass religious gatherings, although churches are open for people to pray in private.
The country’s highest administrative court, the Conseil d’Etat, denied a bid from the Catholic Church appealing against the ban on public Masses.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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