French president has called for stronger ties between the state and Catholic Church, a move criticised by supporters of France's secular system.
Pope Francis allegedly cited displeasure with 2013 gay marriage law in France as one reason for decision to bar Laurent Stéfanini.
Members of the group Femen had staged anti-Pope protest at famous French cathedral and been accused of degrading a place of worship.
Jean-Baptiste de Franssu, the former head of Invesco Ltd.’s European business, is to take over running of bank where profits fell by 97%.
The trader, 37, who was convicted in 2010, decided to return to France after trek to Rome and is soon expected to start 3-year jail term.
After Rome walk, convicted trader is refusing to set foot in France until President Hollande responds to plea for immunity for key witnesses.
French prime minister's decision to attend the canonisation of former popes John XXIII and John Paul II has caused concerns among some MPs.