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Pope's Funeral

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Perth, Australia
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Pope's Funeral


Is it likely that any of the Paris monuments or sites will be closed on Saturday out of respect for the Pope's funeral?

I of course understand if this is the case and will plan accordingly.

the big blue marble
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Officially this is a laique country, so I should think not, although I imagine that the masses at various churches will be SRO.

Paris, France
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AsPhread said it is a laic country, so nothing will be closed for this reason, but I'm sure that Notre Dame will be out of reach for most people

Hove, United Kingdom
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Out of curiosity and please excuse my ignorance but what is Laique/Laic?

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to the best of my knowledge laique means seperate from the church

Ottawa, Canada
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Since December 1905 a law stipulates that the French Republic will not recognize or subsidize any cult.

So France is a secular country, recently the debate about exterior religious signs have raised lot of discussion in the medias but the separation of Church and State is clear.