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Colonization, Islam, army, spirituality, martyrdom... the truth about Charles de Foucauld


INTERVIEW – This new French saint had an exceptional life, between the 19th and 20th centuries, from Saumur to the Sahara, from debauchery to Christianity. He leaves a unique and complex legacy.

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Figaro Hors-série "Charles de Foucauld, a voice in the desert", find in this

160-page issue the ardent life of Charles de Foucauld, undisciplined soldier, explorer in Morocco, struck down by grace to the point of become a missionary monk among the Tuaregs, assassinated in 1916 by Islamists.

This man of God is canonized by the Catholic Church on May 15, 2022.


Le Figaro.

Laurent Touchagues is president of the association Les Amitiés Charles de Foucauld, which studies and promotes his life and work.

The canonization of Charles de Foucauld in the spring of 2022 coincides with the sixtieth anniversary of the Evian agreements… What was Charles de Foucauld's point of view on colonization?

Charles de Foucauld takes a historical situation as he finds it without questioning History.

He is not anti-colonialist.

He considers that these populations of Algeria are a gift that God gave to France, and that France must behave with...

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Source: lefigaro

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