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French Catholic Church ‘Prayer For France’ Updated to Be against Gay Marriage and Euthanasia

posted on August 7, 2012

On August 15, Catholic churches in France will unite in prayer to oppose “the same-sex marriage and euthanasia reforms planned by the new Socialist government,” Tom Heneghan reports for Reuters. Once an annual event, which “fell into disuse after World War Two,” Heneghan writes that church recently decided to revive the “centuries-old custom next week with an updated national ‘prayer for France.'” The prayer’s text includes an admonition to France’s elected officials, “so that their sense of the common good will overcome special demands.”

Read at Reuters