Friday, 15 April 2011
Paris in the Spring
There was very little sign of an economic downturn,though there were more beggars on the streets than I have seen in other cities recently.
It is hard to measure the spiritual temperature of a place in a few days but Paris looks even more materialistic than other places and from all I read the church in France appears weak, and seems to have little influence.Although still nominally Roman Catholic less than 10% of those who describe themselves as Catholic attend church.
We visited some stunning church buildings including the Notre Dame and the Basilique du Sacré Cœur with its amazing ceiling
I know UK Christians who have worked in France for many years and found the going very tough, but I was left wondering what more the church here could do to help the church in France?