An update from one of our correspondent about vandalism in Montpellier and bishops acknowledging the suffering of French youth.
Around sixty students and high-school pupils vandalized the premises of UMP at Montpellier on Wednesday the 5th April. Furniture, posters and the post mail were thrown on the pavement at Assas avenue. The police noticed several inscriptions in the UMP premises relating to the anti-CPE movement : “Sarko tyrant” “the youth has spoken, listen to it”. The vandalizing action lasted just about twenty minutes. A UMP deputy was scandalised. The police haven’t yet identified the suspects. The UMP local federation brought a prosecution against X.
French Bishops understand the suffering of the youth in front of the future
The Conference of French bishops declared to have heard “the suffering of the youth”, “its major anxiety in front of the future” expressed during the anti-CPE demonstrations. The organisation confirmed that the Catholic Church is ready to participate to a deep reflection about “the real happiness” of this generation.
This position were detailed in a communiqué of Jean-Pierre Ricard, the president of the Conference of French bishops. This document drew up the balance sheet of a plenary meeting which took place from the 4th to the 7th April at Lourdes.