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Masses: with Matignon, negotiations begin under good auspices


The idea of ​​filling the churches to a third of their capacity has been carried since the second confinement, a month ago, by the Catholic Church.

An agreement had not yet been found between the State and the Catholic Church, Sunday evening, at the end of a negotiating meeting in Matignon, but “

several hypotheses were raised during a frank discussion which gave rise to a real dialogue

”, confided to


Mgr Olivier Leborgne, vice-president of the Conference of the bishops of France (CEF) and bishop of Arras.

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The Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, in charge of worship, must now consult other religions so that a new measure limiting the number of faithful in places of worship, due to the health crisis, is unanimous between religions and can be adopted.

Shortly, by the middle of the week, since the Council of State set, Sunday morning, a three-day deadline for the government to review its copy.

Bishop Leborgne, present at the meeting in Matignon, chaired by the Prime Minister, Jean Castex, who received Bishop Éric de Moulins-Beaufort, president of the episcopal conference,

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Source: lefigaro

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