On the eve of the Toussaint, several dozen of the faithful prayed to their dead on Saturday at the Church of Saint-Sulpice, in Paris. All have in mind the victims of the Nice attack, which took place Thursday and claimed three lives. “I came to meditate for my parents and at the same time, I put a candle for these people who were killed in a terrible way. It’s my way of thinking about their loved ones who must be really in pain,” says Marianne at the microphone of Europe 1.
A moment of communion against barbarism
The Catholics we met want to make this All Saints’ Day weekend a moment of communion against barbarism. “In this period of All Saints, it is the whole Catholic community which collects itself. It is important for us to be united and in solidarity”, tells a faithful. “A church must not remain empty. We must come and show that we are there. We must also stick together”, adds another.
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With an increased military presence
For them, the increased presence of soldiers near churches, to celebrate Sunday masses, is a lesser evil. “We can put more soldiers, but we will not be 100% safe. We are all afraid and there is something! We return to a church in good health and we can go out killed or stabbed. is reassured! “, insists Paul. Sometimes angry, these faithful refuse despite everything to give in to fear.