A church in a remote part of central France has become the most visited church in Europe by tourists, thanks to its unrelenting faith and a unique location.
Vous church is located on a cliffside, and has an elevation of 1,539 metres (4,842 feet) above sea level.
It is also a religious site, and since its founding in 2007, the congregation has had a focus on prayer and forgiveness.
For years, the church has struggled to cope with the ever-growing numbers of visitors.
At the beginning of the year, there were around 2,500, but in the first half of this year the number had risen to more than 7,000, according to the website of the church.
Its founder, Pierre-Olivier Németh, has a passion for faith and forgiveness, and he has been praying for the church to be saved.
Némett has been the church’s general secretary since the 1990s, and his life story is a living example of what it means to be a Christian in a place that is isolated.
He grew up in a family of missionaries, which is why he was interested in the faith and the importance of faith.
His father, Jean-Pierre Némette, who worked as a missionary in China, was a Franciscan monk.
He had left the church when he was 18, but returned in 1976 and began preaching.
Jean-Pierre said the church was founded to help others, and it had a “very, very high mission”.
His mission has been to find out what he calls the “spirit of the people”.
It is to help them to “find the heart of the truth” and to help “make the world better”.
He said his mission is about a spiritual transformation.
“We believe in this life, we believe in the next life, and we believe that this life is better than the next,” he said.
This is why Némotte believes his church can survive without money, and what has helped him is the people’s generosity.
He said the people were willing to help out because they felt their religion could be “taken seriously” and not “just another commodity”.
A church has a special status in France, with some people believing that it is a symbol of the country’s religious heritage, while others consider it to be an outdated institution that does not offer a proper service to its members.
The congregation has an annual budget of €4.7m, which includes €1m for the building of a church hall and €2.5m for a building for parishioners.
In the first year of the organisation, the ministry used the church as an office, but as the number of people visiting grew, the money was used for a new building, and Német said the congregation is now considering a third building.
Many of the faithful, Nédiot said, are “very young”.
“They are looking for a place where they can be free and feel connected,” he added.
They also have a vision for the future, he said, but he added: “They are not the people who want to build a church, but rather a place for people to live and be with their family.”
The parish has a new parish priest, Emmanuel, who said the new building will be “a home for a family”.
He said he hopes that the people will “find that peace that they are looking to”.
As for Népette himself, he added that he wanted to help people to find their “heart of truth”.
He added: ”We are not here to preach and preach, but to find the truth.
“The church has also opened its doors to people from outside France, who can visit and visit.
On Saturday, a visitor from Germany, who did not want to be named, came to visit and said he found Népotte’s vision “very beautiful”.
And a member of the congregation, who was in France for a year, said he had “a lot of admiration for the missionary work”.