Intercultural Ministries in France

The Scalabrinians arrived in France before World War II to support Italian migrants settling in the country after World War I. Several decades later, they helped establish the Centre d ́Information et d ́Études sur les Migrations Internationales (CIEMI) in Paris, which influenced French immigration policy and European lawmakers. Currently, the Scalabrinians support and run a variety of intercultural ministries through 12 different chaplaincies across the country, in Grenoble, Hayange, Herserange, Marseille, Paris, Pierrelaye, St. Etienne, St. Ouen L’Aumône, and Villeurbanne.