French Catholics Gather to Protest Church Closures Under Lockdown

French Catholics Gather to Protest Church Closures Under Lockdown


Hundreds of French Roman Catholics gathered across the country to protest the closure of French churches under Wuhan coronavirus lockdown measures.

Protests took place in multiple cities across the country over the weekend, demanding that the government allow Sunday Masses to take place. The protestors sang hymns and prayers in front of churches.

Catholic faithful take part in a rally to protest against COVID-19 restrictions under which masses are banned in churches, on November 15, 2020, in Versailles, outside Paris, as France is on a second lockdown to tackle the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus. (Photo: MARTIN BUREAU/AFP via Getty Images)

Around 250 Catholics gathered in Rennes, nearly a hundred in Reims, around 300 in the commune of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, 400 in Nantes, 600 in Versailles, 300 in Bordeaux and 200 in Bourges and Tours, Francebleu reports.

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On Friday, several hundred gathered at the Place

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