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November 2021
News > International

France: Roman Catholic Church covered up decades of child abuse

A long-awaited report of inquiry into abuse by the Catholic church in France has found a ‘cruel indifference’ towards victims. As reported in The Times, Jean-Marc Sauvé, who led the inquiry, said the Catholic church had showed a ‘profound and even cruel indifference towards the victims’. The 18-month inquiry was launched after it became…

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October 2021
News > Church news

Obituary: Peter Wheeler (1928–2021)

Born to Christian parents in Essex, Peter came to faith at an early age. He felt called to ministry and studied at Matlock Bible College and at the University of London. Aged 23, Peter left England to serve the Lord in France. It was a step of faith: he disembarked at Le Havre with…

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April 2021
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

God & ‘La République’ – are evangelicals a ‘problem’?

A controversial anti-separatist bill officially named ‘the Law to Uphold Republican Principles’ was adopted by the French National Assembly on 16 February (347-151 with 65 abstentions). It will pass to the Senate from 30 March. The 459-page bill has been the subject of fierce debate, receiving over 1,700 proposed amendments. But this bill is…

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April 2021
News > International

France: ‘Republican principles’ bill could harm evangelicals

Evangelical Christians in France have called for prayer as a controversial ‘republican principles’ bill has reached the Senate. The bill, called The Law to Uphold Republican Principles, was adopted by the French National Assembly on 16 February, by 347 votes to 151. The proposals, which are due to be considered by the French Senate…

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February 2021
Articles > World Mission > Europe > Western Europe > France

France: the mission field next door

Western Europe was where the Reformation began. Schoolchildren in France are taught this, but it remains absent from the English National Curriculum. Moreover, finding a church where the Reformed doctrines of grace are taught is increasingly difficult for many believers. Lausanne Free Church (LFC) in Switzerland (which is English-speaking and Reformed) welcomes anglophones who…

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November 2020
News > International

France: Court rules against ‘mother’ name for man

France’s highest court has ruled that a man who lives as if he is a woman cannot be listed as the mother of his child. The Cour de Cassation overturned a 2018 ruling which gave the 51-year-old man the new status of ‘biological parent’ for his now six-year-old child. He had asked to be…

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September 2020
News > Mission

Evangelism in the time of Covid

Lausanne Free Church, an English-speaking fellowship in Switzerland, has been adapting its evangelism to the challenges of Covid-19. The nearby city of Montreux is a tourist hotspot in summer, but it has been very quiet in recent months. LFC usually engages in outdoor evangelism once a month in Montreux, famed for its annual jazz…

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