Bishop Nunzio Galantino denounced the ban in several coastal towns as a 'war on symbols' and a 'vulgar ridiculing of the religious sensitivity of others'.
The mayor of Sisco, close to Bastia, announced the measure amid what he called a 'powder-keg' situation between Muslims and non-Muslims on the island.
Mayor of popular resort of Cannes, David Lisnard, has issued order forbidding beachwear that doesn't respect 'good morals and secularism'.
The lifting of the ban, which was ended for lesbians in 2002, is conditional to gay donors observing sexual inactivity over a period of one year.
CGT union boss said authorities' U-turn on march was a 'victory for democracy' and urged workers to turn out in 'massive' numbers on Thursday.
Move by Paris police to ban Thursday's march could increases tension between socialist government and unions opposed to labour reforms.
Authorities had asked unions to scrap plans for Paris march in favour of a static rally to avoid violence which marred previous protests.
The anti-pollution move concerns Monday to Friday daytime access and will become an outright ban in 2020, when access for pre-2011 cars will be restricted.
Clément Tomaszewski's cockerel Balthazar, which has been with him to numerous matches, has been given a banning order for security reasons.
Unions have planned two days of protest and called strikes in the air transport, road freight, rail and oil sectors against the proposed reforms.
Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller, has stirred fierce debate since a WHO body said it was probably carcinogenic.
Labour minister Myriam El Khomri is reportedly planning to introduce law that bans employers from sending staff out-of-hours emails or texts.
Government spokesman said the groups, which ran a mosque shut down after the Paris terrorist attacks, were 'clearly taking action to incite jihad.'
Pair were found guilty of breaches in a 2mln Swiss franc 'disloyal payment' made to Uefa boss and ex-France captain by Fifa chief Blatter in 2011.
The Uefa chief and 1980s French football star, under investigation over a payment from Fifa's boss, stays banned from all football-related activity.