Archbishop of Aix Christophe Dufour was present during one of the police raids. He gave this statement:
The caravans have been destroyed. I do not question the police who obey orders. But I ask for respect for persons and their dignity, under French law. Security discourses which may suggest that there are inferior populations are unacceptable. These people are Europeans and living here peacefully for the most part, some of them for many years.The archbishop offered to meet with the authorities in an attempt to arbitrate (via @lepetitchose).
Today, in his weekly Angelus address, the Holy Father addressed this issue with the French-speaking pilgrims:
The liturgical texts of today repeat to us that all men are called to salvation. They contain a call to learn to accept legitimate human diversity, following Jesus who came to unite people of all nations and all languages. Dear parents, educate your children in universal brotherhood.