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Catholic Church Takes Dim View of French Halloween

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Catholic Church Takes Dim View of French Halloween

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Catholic Church Takes Dim View of French Halloween

Catholic Church Takes Dim View of French Halloween

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Halloween is increasingly popular in France. One in four families now participate in trick-or-treating. This trend worries some in the Catholic church who say Halloween detracts attention from All Saints Day. which is observed the day after Halloween. The church says All Saints Day is a time to ponder the real meaning of death, not the caricature of death that comes with Halloween. In Paris, some young Catholics have tried to counter the popularity of Halloween with a campaign called "Holy Wins" which offers pastries in place of candy and Christian rock instead of ghoulish Halloween wailing. Nick Spicer reports from Paris.

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