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A recent poll printed in Le Monde Des Religions revealed that "the number of self-declared French Catholics had dropped from 80 percent in the early 1990s and 67 percent in 2000 to 51 percent today." In contrast, the number of declared atheists rose from 23 percent in 1994 to 31 percent today.

Henry Samuel, in Paris reporting for The Daily Telegraph, stated that "of the 51 per cent who still call themselves Catholics, only half said they believed in God. Many said they were Catholics because it was a family tradition" (Jan. 10, 2007, emphasis added throughout).

"In its institutions, but also in its mentalities, France is no longer a Catholic country," said Frederic Lenoir, Le Monde Des Religions editor in chief. According to what's prophesied in God's Word, religion will yet play a major part in European affairs. An alliance of a great religious power and a secular power will emerge in Europe and dominate the world. For further information, request our free booklet The Book of Revelation Unveiled. (Source: The Daily Telegraph [London].)

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