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Video: Nun tackles male climate extremist trying to disrupt Catholic religious center construction in France: 'The Giants need to draft her'
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Video: Nun tackles male climate extremist trying to disrupt Catholic religious center construction in France: 'The Giants need to draft her'

A nun was caught on video making an impressive open-field tackle on a male climate extremist who recently tried to disrupt the construction of a Catholic religious center in France.

Here's a post from journalist Leo Chapuis translated to English by X: "Huge! The good sister who dumps an environmentalist... a big spectacle in Ardèche where nuns defend the construction site of a future religious center against activists who are blocking it because of the impact on the environment."

How are folks reacting?

Chef Andrew Gruel — a restaurant owner and Food Network judge — has some big ideas for the nun's future in the NFL: "Doing the Lord’s work. The Giants need to draft her." (The Giants are sitting at the bottom of the NFC East standings with a 1-5 record.)

Other observers were also excited to see the nun take the guy down:

  • "Are we surprised that the type of men that attend these protests are always the type that nuns can easily tackle?" one commenter queried.
  • "This is the energy we need from the church," another user declared. "Fantastic stuff!"
  • "Nun for pope," another commenter said.
  • "Le based," another user quipped.
  • "If only Christian men had the strength of this nun then we wouldn't be in this mess," another commenter opined.
  • "Better, safer form than most NFL players," another user noted. "This is why Catholic schools are so good at football."
  • "That nun definitely does not skip leg day," another commenter wrote. "That guy definitely skips every day."

What's the background?

According to a translated report from a French news outlet, the Oct. 14 incident was the latest in a series of run-ins between environmental activists and those behind the construction of the religious center in Saint-Pierre-de-Colombier in Ardèche, which began in 2018.

Nuns were photographed forming a human chain around a backhoe, and the outlet said they were singing as well.

The outlet said opponents of the construction fear deterioration of land along a river and what could come with the influx of visitors to the religious center.

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Dave Urbanski

Dave Urbanski

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Dave Urbanski is a senior editor for Blaze News and has been writing for Blaze News since 2013. He has also been a newspaper reporter, a magazine editor, and a book editor. He resides in New Jersey. You can reach him at durbanski@blazemedia.com.
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