Palau Festival Attracts Global TV Audience

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The Luis Palau Christian Festival in southern France drew thousands of people recently and attracted a global television audience.

The three-day gospel festival on Marseille's Plage du Prado beach followed France's official Day of Music on June 21.

About 16,000 people witnessed the gospel because of the event.

Public Christian events are unusual in France. The country has a strong secular tradition and a long-standing indifference to the gospel.

Palau spoke in Spanish, permitting a live broadcast to Latin America through the Enlace TV network.

The translated messages were taped for later broadcast in France, the Middle East, and French-speaking parts of Africa on other Christian networks.

More than 30 evangelical congregations and 3,000 active believers helped promote the festival.

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