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US News The bells of all the churches in France rang this Wednesday evening

22:45  25 march  2020
22:45  25 march  2020 Source:   lexpress.fr

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Churches around France rang their bells and French people lit candles in their windows to honor The Grand Mosque of Lyon also was lit up specially Wednesday evening . A prayer read out from To ensure the bells did not attract a crowd, the priest then locked himself inside, and celebrated Mass

churches , places of worship around France rang their bells in collective prayer Wednesday for The Grand Mosque of Lyon also was lit up specially Wednesday evening . A prayer read out from To ensure the bells did not attract a crowd, the priest then locked himself inside, and celebrated Mass

On the occasion of the Catholic feast of the Annunciation, all the bells of the churches of France rang this Wednesday evening as a "sign of fraternity and hope" .

Toutes les cloches des églises de France sonneront, ce mercredi 25 mars, à 19h30 et pour dix minutes(image d'illustration) © Nicolas TUCAT / AFP All the bells of the churches of France will ring, this Wednesday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. and for ten minutes (illustration image)

All the bells of the churches of France will ring, this Wednesday, at 7:30 p.m. and for ten minutes. On this day of the Annunciation, Catholic feast , the Conference of Bishops of France had called for this gesture "as a sign of fraternity and hope".

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churches , places of worship around France rang their bells in collective prayer Wednesday for The Grand Mosque of Lyon also was lit up specially Wednesday evening . A prayer read out from To ensure the bells did not attract a crowd, the priest then locked himself inside, and celebrated Mass

Churches around France rang their bells and French people lit candles in their windows to honor people who have died and those who are helping The Grand Mosque of Lyon also was lit up specially Wednesday evening . A prayer read out from the minaret requested support for hospital staffs and

"We want to show our solidarity with our entire nation, to bring our humanity both very strong and fragile before God at this very special time of our history ", explained Mgr Eric de Moulins-Beaufort, president of the Conférence des évêques de France in a message broadcast on France 2.

A candle in every window

On this day of the Annunciation, which celebrates the announcement of the angel Gabriel to Mary that she was chosen by God to be the mother of her son, the Catholics but more generally the French, are also called to put a candle at their window "as a sign of hope". "A mark of communion, thought and prayer with the deceased, the sick, their loved ones, with all the caregivers and all those who make life possible in our country," said the Conference of Bishops.

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In a text published on Facebook, they see this act as "the expression of our desire that the way out of the epidemic finds it more determined to change the lifestyle that we know has been necessary for years. "

Offices are not authorized during confinement, but certain parishes organize themselves differently, such as by establishing calls at times of prayer.

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