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By Louis Knuffke, LifeSiteNews, Feb 9, 2024 – 9:28 pm EST

Praising the U.S. bishops for raising their voices in defense of life, Bishop Marc Aillet said that ‘perhaps they can encourage us French bishops to bark a little louder.’

BAYONNE, France (LifeSiteNews) – A French bishop known for his orthodoxy praised bishops in America as examples of outspokenness in the face of a deep crisis of faith within the Church, a crisis he said calls to mind the great apostasy that will be seen in the age of the Antichrist.

In a recent interview with the National Catholic Register, Bishop Marc Aillet of the Diocese of Bayonne, Oloron and Lescar in southwest France said that today “truth itself is under threat, and with it the whole of humanity.”

Insisting on the need for bishops to speak out as true shepherds of souls and lamenting the silence of so many French bishops on matters of faith, Aillet praised bishops in the U.S. for raising their voice in defense of such things as the sanctity of life and for their presence at the national March for Life each year in Washington, D.C.  …

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