31 Jul '16, 2pm

Muslims pray with Catholics in France over priest's 'barbaric' murder

ROUEN, France: Muslims attended Catholic mass in churches around France on Sunday (Jul 31) in solidarity and sorrow following the brutal murder of a priest, the latest in a string of attacks. More than 100 Muslims were among the 2,000 faithful who packed the 11th-century Gothic cathedral of Rouen near the Normandy town where two teenagers slit the throat of 85-year-old Father Jacques Hamel. "I thank you in the name of all Christians," Rouen Archbishop Dominique Lebrun told them. "In this way you are affirming that you reject death and violence in the name of God." Nice's top imam Otaman Aissaoui led a delegation to a Catholic mass in the southern city where a militant carried out a rampage in a truck on Bastille Day, claiming 84 lives and injuring 435 including many Muslims. "Being united is a response to the act of horror and barbarism," he said. The Notre Dame church in ...

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