I am sorry, I just actually read this.
How does France figure in a story about a welsh girl? Have you ever actually been to France and gone through the educational system there? Pretty much every school in France heaps copious amounts of religous teaching on all students, and that would catholisism (and the tumble weed goes by....).
Religious history and education is different to allowing the practising of religion in schools or the wearing of religious symbols as jewellery.
When was the last time you were in school in France?
I didnt realise that I couldnt discuss other countries. Very sorry.