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Because this marked the nadir of monarchist-Catholic relations with the republican state. The republic organised a brutal campaign of oppression against the church and church schools, invading monasteries and convents and driving out nuns and monks at gun-point. They did so because they thought they could get away with it and did.
the First World War changes this dramatically with the church of Sacre Coeur being built immediately after it and the Action Francaise gaining real political traction until it became too controversial and was denounced by the Church and by the count of Paris.
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