French President Nicolas Sarkozy is drawing criticism from opponents for his frequent talk of God and faith.
Many French believe Sarkozy broke a taboo when he emphasized France's Christian roots at a speech in Rome.
Watch the CBN News report and Gordon Robertson's comments on Sarkozy's efforts to speak out about faith.
His critics say his speeches ignore a French law separating church and state, Reuters reports.
They say faith is a personal affair and speaking about it publicly is politically incorrect. But Sarkozy wants to change that.
He's even talking about providing state subsidies for faith-based groups.
The twice-divorced Sarkozy is an infrequent churchgoer and calls himself a "cultural catholic," but "someone who believes is someone who hopes."