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French cardinal Barbarin found guilty of covering up sexual abuse

Philippe Barbarin was handed six-month suspended sentence after the surprise verdict, and says he will resign from his position.

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Macron’s Pope visit sparks debate on France’s church-state separation

French president has called for stronger ties between the state and Catholic Church, a move criticised by supporters of France's secular system.

Paper claims pope personally rejected gay French diplomat as ambassador

Pope Francis allegedly cited displeasure with 2013 gay marriage law in France as one reason for decision to bar Laurent Stéfanini.

Topless activists acquitted over Notre Dame raid in Paris

Members of the group Femen had staged anti-Pope protest at famous French cathedral and been accused of degrading a place of worship.

Scandal-hit Vatican bank turns to French financier for redemption

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%.

Convicted trader Kerviel says will return to France after all

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.

French trader Jerome Kerviel refuses to go to jail

After Rome walk, convicted trader is refusing to set foot in France until President Hollande responds to plea for immunity for key witnesses.

Does Valls’ upcoming Vatican trip violate French secularism?

French prime minister's decision to attend the canonisation of former popes John XXIII and John Paul II has caused concerns among some MPs.