France is home to both the largest Muslim and Jewish populations in Europe. It ranks as the top tourist destination in the world and is recognized for the immense wealth of its tradition in painting, architecture, literature, music, fashion, and the culinary arts.
Sorrowful Mysteries: Intentions for France
1. That French peace-keeping forces succeed in keeping the peace.
2. That the 9.7% unemployed may find gainful employment.
3. That racially motivated violence against Muslims, Jews and North African immigrants be curtailed.
4. That government address the issue of police brutality and abuse.
5. That the courageous Joan of Arc continue to inspire France to grow in holiness.