by Giulio Meotti
The Church of Saint Rita is located in the Fifteenth Arrondissement
of Paris in Rue François Bonvin. It is a neo-Gothic Catholic building
dedicated to Saint Rita of Cascia.
A few days ago, the French police came to evacuate the Catholic Church. It has been sold and it will become a parking lot.
not touch the Saint Rita Church in Paris” is the slogan launched by
various associations, evacuated by the police through force. The
eviction, announces the prefecture in a statement, has been “calm”. But
the video and the photographic documentation show the contrary.
dragged by the legs by the French gendarmerie. In addition, the
prefecture does not say that the raid took place inside the sacred
building while Mass was being celebrated. Frédéric Lefebvre, former
Minister of Commerce at the time of Sarkozy’s presidency, was also
present among the faithful along with members of the National Front and
the UMP politicians such as Philippe Goujon, mayor of the fifteenth
district of Paris, the district where the Saint Rita church is located.
French citizens, through social networks, had protested that the
operation “was held at a time when the entire Christian community is in
mourning” for the killing of Father Jacques Hamel by ISIS terrorists.
smooth, democratic de-Christianization. “Attacking a church and killing
a priest is to profane the Republic,” said President Francois Hollande.
And demolishing a church to convert it into a parking lot - what’s
that? Arresting a priest in the middle of mass, what’s that?
Rigaud, the managing director of the building of worship, spoke of a
“violent evacuation” during which the priest and several parishioners
were “dragged along the floor” and “manhandled” while chanting slogans
like “Daesh = police”.
Coptic Egyptians, among others, were
interested in preserving the church of Saint Rita. Meanwhile, the priest
of the church, Guillaume de Tanoüarn, a founding member of the
Institute of the Good Shepherd, celebrated the mass in front of the
Part of the political and media sector in France have
invested much effort to discredit the church's defenders emphasizing the
profile “of far-right traditionalist Catholics.”
At a time when
France is mourning martyr Jacques Hamel, while Dep.Prime Minister Manuel
Valls speaks about building new mosques to train imams, while Interior
Minister Bernard Cazeneuve is looking for a new pact between the secular
state and Islam, the European churches are abandoned to their fate and
brutally demolished in cynical indifference.
This is a democratized Islamic State.