France priest: Terror attack church to re-open

France priest: Terror attack church to re-open
 

The French church where an elderly priest was murdered by Islamist extremists is due to re-open for the first time since the attack on 26 July.
Parishioners are gathering in the small town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, in Normandy, for a procession and solemn ceremony.
Tributes will be paid to Father Jacques Hamel at a special Mass.
The attack was claimed by two followers of so-called Islamic State, who were shot dead by police afterwards.
The attackers slit the priest's throat at the foot of the altar in front of parishioners after bursting into the church during Mass.
Thousands attended Fr... read more

 
2 October 2016 in World News, Views: 40
Source: BBC
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