30 Jul '16, 8am

Christians and Muslims to mourn murdered French priest

Christians and Muslims to mourn murdered French priest

PARIS (AFP) - Muslim and Christian groups will hold vigils Saturday (July 30) for a French priest murdered by terrorists in his church, as police charged a man in connection with the brutal attack that has plunged the nation into mourning again. Father Jacques Hamel had his throat slit on the altar by Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)-inspired attackers who stormed his church in a Normandy town during mass Tuesday. A regional Muslim council has planned a "brotherhood march" in Lyon, while a church in Bordeaux said it would hold a non-denomination vigil for 85-year-old priest. Prayers were also planned at the Eglise Saint-Etienne where the killing took place, the latest in a nation shaken by three major extremist attacks in the last 18 months. French authorities on Friday filed the first charges tied to the attack against a 19-year-old man accused of "criminal conspira...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/world/europe/christians-and-m...

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