The constitution and other laws and policies generally protect the right to religious freedom for all residents and citizens.
The government recognizes all Abrahamic-based religions and considers registration of others on a case-by-case basis. It does not maintain an official list of banned groups, but its policy is to deny registration to those considered to be involved in “dangerous” sectarian activity by the Government of France’s Inter-Ministerial Mission of Vigilance and Combat against Sectarian Aberrations.
Catholic ritual generally plays an important role in state ceremonies, including the annual National Day celebration and significant events in the lives of the ruling family. Religious minorities often attend these ceremonies and large gatherings.