TOP STORY: THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN EUROPE: France emblematic of dissent in European Catholicism


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c. 1996 Religion News Service PARIS (RNS)-Two months ago the French Bishops’ Conference surprised many of the country’s 42 million Catholics when for the first time it appeared to reverse church policy by endorsing the use of condoms to prevent the spread of AIDS. Progressives welcomed the decision as a step toward liberalizing church rules […]

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