Marseille is not Strasbourg and Emmanuel Macron is not François Hollande. Ten years ago, when Pope Francis came to address the European Parliament, he refused to even come to pray at Strasbourg Cathedral so as not to turn this Europe-focused trip into a visit in France. Once again, the pope insisted that he was coming "to Marseille and not to France" so that his remarks on the Mediterranean and migrants would not be overshadowed by national themes. But this was without counting on the missionary zeal of Cardinal Aveline and the tactical tenacity of Emmanuel Macron.
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If, for Francis, the essential remains the meeting between 70 young people and 65 bishops from the five shores of the Mediterranean, for the France, the event will be the Mass celebrated at the Stadium-Velodrome and the crossing of the crowd along the Prado. It is this event that will attract the faithful and that brings the President of the Republic; Which, in turn, makes the...
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