In any country, finances of religious bodies always reflect the link between the State and the religions. Actually there are two different kinds of situation. A State can be laic that is to say that there is no state religion and so the finances of the religious bodies have to be only private. But a State can also be non laic that is to say that there is a state religion and so the finances of religious are partly public because there is no separation between these two entities.
France is well-known for being a laic state and this fact create consequences on the finance of religious bodies existing in this country: financing are in theory exclusively private (I) even if there are some juridical and factual exceptions (II).
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