Published on 31 August 2015

Outrage as French far right invited to Catholic conference

French Christian groups were outraged this week after a member of the country’s far-right National Front (FN), and granddaughter of the party’s founder Jean-Marie Le Pen, was invited to speak at a Catholic summer conference.

Published on France 24 August 28, 2015
Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, at 25 the FN's youngest National Assembly member, is due to attend a “round-table” discussion group Saturday on the topic of “politics and the media” at Plan-d'Aups-Sainte-Baume in the southern Var region.
The annual discussion group was founded by Bishop Dominique Rey, who heads the Fréjus-Toulon diocese and is known as a conservative figure in French Catholic circles.
Many French Catholics are unhappy that Maréchal-Le Pen has been invited, saying the policies of her anti-Europe and anti-immigration party are incompatible with Christian values... Read more.