France: Paris nationalists honour French heroine Joan of Arc at rally

Hundreds of French nationalists joined at a rally in Paris on Sunday to honour French hero and patron saint Joan of Arc before her feast day on May 30. The rally started from Saint-Augustin church and reached Place de la Pyramide, where there is a statue of Joan of Arc. There, the demonstrators left flowers and prayed to honour the saint. Alain Escada, president of Civitas, one of the march's... Еще organiser, said: «Today we are here to pay tribute to Saint Joan of Arc, she is a heroine of France, but also a saint for our country, the secondary patron saint of France. She is the image of the alliance between the church and the state.» Joan of Arc, 19, was executed by the English for the offence of 'cross-dressing' on May 30, 1431 in Normandy.

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