Posts Tagged ‘Saint-Merry Pastoral Center’

Revival of progressive Catholic parish community underway

Monday, June 19th, 2023
Saint-Merry Outside the Walls

Saint-Merry-Outside-the-Walls, a Catholic community in central Paris known for its progressive stance and influenced by the post-Vatican II era, is poised to make a comeback under the leadership of the current Archbishop of Paris. Following its closure by the former archbishop over two years ago due to co-management issues, the community released a statement on Read more

Closed progressive Catholic community in Paris demands meeting with archbishop

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

Members of a recently closed-down, progressive Catholic community in central Paris have called for a meeting with Archbishop Michel Aupetit after the French prelate publicly accused them of anti-evangelical behavior. The archbishop, who on March 1st closed the Halles-Beaubourg Pastoral Center (CPHB) at the Parish of Saint-Merry, told a Catholic radio station the center’s members Read more

Experimental parish closed due to tension between laypeople and pastors

Thursday, March 25th, 2021
Paris pastoral centre closure

The closure of an experimental pastoral centre in the heart of Paris was reportedly due to years of tension between some of the parish’s lay members and its three last pastors. Archbishop Michel Aupetit announced his decision to close the Saint-Merry Pastoral Center, in a letter to the community in February. The centre closed on Read more

Experimental “Vatican II” parish to close

Thursday, February 18th, 2021
Paris parish to close

The Archbishop of Paris has announced Saint-Merry Pastoral Center, the city’s most progressive Catholic parish is to close on March 1. The announcement has been greeted with disbelief, sadness and anger by the parish community. They launched an online “appeal” to keep the centre open. In the first 48 hours, more than 2,000 people had Read more