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Francis' Dream of „Poor Church“ Comes Through

The French Church expects a deficit of €100 millions in the wake of Covid-19.

Presently in France, all Masses are forbidden, although not a single Covid-19 cluster was registered in a church since January.

During the first curfew in March-May, ten Sundays and all baptisms were cancelled. Now, a third of the dioceses is in financial difficulties, ten are in deep troubles.

The online collection plate Quete.Catholique.fr gathered €3 million in March-May but this is only the equivalent of a single Sunday.

Presently, the French Church has more urgent problems than Covid-19: „What concerns us above all are the Islamic attacks, which have deeply wounded us,“ Ambroise Laurant, an official of the Bishops’ Conference told Ouest-france.fr (November 13).

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GJA Taylor
I am amazed that it has taken so long for the bishops to start crying about the lack of money. In my rural Scottish Parish of 350 or so souls only 15 are allowed "tickets" to Sunday Mass ( we get three Masses offered for the Sunday Obligation so 45 out of 350 get to assist at the Sacrifice - so their revenues must be very small.
Someone suggested to me last week that the Scottish bishops must be …More
I am amazed that it has taken so long for the bishops to start crying about the lack of money. In my rural Scottish Parish of 350 or so souls only 15 are allowed "tickets" to Sunday Mass ( we get three Masses offered for the Sunday Obligation so 45 out of 350 get to assist at the Sacrifice - so their revenues must be very small.
Someone suggested to me last week that the Scottish bishops must be getting compensation from the Scottish government due tot the restrictions. I seriously doubt that!