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President Macron marks anniversary of Fr Hamel's murder

French President Emmanuel Macron gives a speech during a ceremony marking the first anniversary of the murder of Fr Jacques Hamel at the church of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray

Mass marks first anniversary of Fr Jacques Hamel's murder

26/07/2017 17:17

The archdiocese of Rouen in northern France held a special Mass on Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of the assassination of an elderly parish priest, Fr Jacques Hamel. Archbishop Dominique Lebrun talks about his "indelible spiritual heritage"

People react at La Republique en Marche (LREM) headquarters in Paris after polls closed for the second round of the French parliamentary elections

People react at La Republique en Marche (LREM) headquarters in Paris after polls closed for the second round of the French parliamentary elections

Macron's party celebrates victory in French parliamentary elections

19/06/2017 12:50

The new party of French President Emmanuel Macron, including untested novices, is preparing to massively enter the lower house of Parliament after winning an overwhelming majority in Sunday's election which was overshadowed by a record low turnout

A person casts a ballot at a polling station, during the second round of French parliamentary election

A person casts a ballot at a polling station, during the second round of French parliamentary election

French President Macron's Party Expected To Win Election

18/06/2017 17:59

Voters in France have been casting ballots in the final round of parliamentary elections that could clinch President Emmanuel Macron's hold on power.

This combination of file pictures shows France's presidential candidates Marine Le Pen (L) and Emmanuel Macron (R)

This combination of file pictures shows France's presidential candidates Marine Le Pen (L) and Emmanuel Macron (R)

France's Macron wins first round presidential race, Le Pen 2nd

24/04/2017 10:30

Centrist Emmanuel Macron has gone through to the second round of the French presidential elections, where he will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen. With the votes counted, Macron stood at about 24 percent, followed by Le Pen with just over be on 21 percent.

People queue to vote at a polling station in Strasbourg, northeastern France.

People queue to vote at a polling station in Strasbourg, northeastern France, during the first round of the French presidential election

France Choosing President Amid Security Fears

23/04/2017 10:21

The people of France are voting in the first round of presidential elections with opinion polls showing far right candidate Marine Le Pen is among those receiving many votes. A run-off election between the top two candidates will be held on May 7.

Fr. Louis Antoine Ormières (1809-1890) was beatified in Oviedo, Spain by Cardinal Angelo Amato

Fr. Louis Antoine Ormières (1809-1890) was beatified in Oviedo, Spain by Cardinal Angelo Amato

19th century French priest beatified in Spain: Louis Antoine Ormières

22/04/2017 11:30

The 19th century French priest Louis Antoine Ormières was beatified in the Spanish town of Oviedo on Saturday by Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints.