Last Sunday, the Church created a new stake in France. Contrary to some missionary reports I received, only one new stake was organized and I apologize for the misinformation. The Paris France South Stake was organized from a realignment of the Angers France, Paris France, and Paris France East Stakes and includes the following five wards and five branches: Antony, Évry, Le Mans, Melun, and Orléans Wards and the Alençon, Blois, Bourges, Chartres and Tours Branches. The Church consolidated the Lorient France District with the renamed Angers France Stake (Rennes France Stake) and none of the six branches in the former district became wards. The Bordeaux France Stake also gained two units that previously pertained to the original Angers France Stake. With the realignment of stakes and the creation of the new stake, there are now no member districts in France.
Currently there are 10 stakes in France. Missionaries report that groundbreaking on the Paris France Temple may occur in the coming weeks.