Was the French monarchy Catholic?

Was France Protestant or Catholic?

Chronological statistics

Religious group Population % 1986 Population % 2010
–Catholicism 81% 64%
Protestantism 1% 3%
–Other and unaffiliated Christians
Islam

What was the official church of the French monarchy?

Notre-Dame de Paris had long been a symbol of the monarchy, too—a place where state holidays, and kings, were celebrated. Henry VI of England was crowned king of France there in 1431. But revolutionary Parisians had had enough of its royal resonance.

How did the Catholic Church respond to the French Revolution?

The new revolutionary authorities suppressed the Church, abolished the Catholic monarchy, nationalized Church property, exiled 30,000 priests, and killed hundreds more.

Was France Catholic in the 17th century?

The first half of the 17th century was a period of revival for French Catholicism, as the church reforms called for by the Council of Trent began to show their effects.

What was France’s religion before Christianity?

Before the spread of Christianity into Europe, the Gallic people of France practiced faiths descended from Indo-European traditions. This Celtic religion recognized a polytheistic pantheon, though relatively little is known about its deities and customs.

Was England Catholic or Protestant?

When Pope Clement VII refused to consent to the annulment, Henry VIII decided to separate the entire country of England from the Roman Catholic Church. The Pope had no more authority over the people of England. This parting of ways opened the door for Protestantism to enter the country.

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