The renovation of the Way of the Cross was criticised as "clerical propaganda" by anti-Christian activists.
The 1905 law that separates church and state "prohibits the erection of religious signs or emblems in public places".
The mayor of the town of Décines reported that the French army would protect the monument from now on.
The Ministry of the Interior announced that believers who meet in front of churches will be fined.
AQIM: “Killing the one who insults the prophet is the right of every Muslim capable of doing it.”
In the coming days, such prayer protests will be held in many French cities.
Pakistani Cardinal invites people to live in peace with other religions.
Daniel Hamiche, the editor-in-chief of Observatoire de la Christianophobie is being treated in hospital.
Tensions are on the rise in the Middle East after the publication of a caricature of the prophet Mohammed in the French press