The president of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, on a visit to the sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, the religious complex located in the Occitania region, was challenged by a man. While the French Head of State listened to sing some members of the cast of the musical comedy ‘Bernadette de Lourdes’ a man, according to the French media, began to inveigh against Macron: “Shame. It’s a scandal! You are an atheist, an atheist first rate. He has no reason to stay here. ” The man was stopped. According to reports from the newspaper ‘La Depeche’ the man during the struggle injured one of the guardians of the sanctuary in the arm.
At the beginning of June, Macron was slapped by a man in the Drome department, who was then immediately tried. The man was sentenced to eighteen months in prison, 14 of which with parole and 4 to be served. It is the first time that a president of the Republic of the V Republic has visited the sanctuary, one of the symbolic places of Catholicism.