A challenge now confronts the honorary Canon of St. John Lateran, who is also the president of France. The Pope has just reinstated four schismatic bishops, including Richard Williamson, who denies the Holocaust and said in an interview that the US staged 9/11. All are disciples of the late Archbishop Lefebvre, whose Paris congregation has also been welcomed back into the Church.
Since Holocaust denial is again an issue in France after Dieudonné's recent "award" to Faurisson at the Zénith, the president needs to speak out on this false step by the Pope. The opportunity is ripe for him to demonstrate what kind of republican he is.
For the view of a thoughtful Catholic blogger, see here.