Key documents represent four periods of church-state relations in France:
♦ Separation of Church and state (1795-1905)
♦ Napoleon's concordat (1801)
♦ Marshal Pétain’s laws (1940-1943)
♦ Under-the-radar concordats (today)
This Nazi puppet regime quietly passed laws which amounted to a kind of creeping concordat that eroded French secularism.
In secular France no one calls them concordats and most French people don't realise that they actually have 14 of them.
♦ Steady erosion of church-state separation in France today