From an earlier post on this blog:
Pope Francis spoke to the diplomatic corps and amongst other things, said, "Hence it is important to intensify dialogue among the various religions, and I am thinking particularly of dialogue with Islam."
SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France -- A deadly hostage-taking at a
Catholic church in Normandy, in which a priest was killed and another
person seriously wounded, was a terror attack committed in the name of
ISIS, French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday.
Speaking in the northern French town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray,
where two men took five people hostage during morning Mass, Hollande
said the attack was a "cowardly assassination" carried out by "by two
terrorists in the name of Daesh" -- another name for ISIS.
In the latest Islamist atrocity to roil France, an 84-year-old
Catholic priest, the Rev. Jacques Hamel, was killed when two men stormed
the church in the northern region of Normandy, Dominique Lebrun, the
Archbishop of Rouen, said in a statement posted on the diocese website.
Besides the slain priest, two nuns and two churchgoers had been taken hostage, BFMTV reported.
One of the hostages was seriously wounded and is "between life and
death," French Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said.
So warriors for the "Religion of Peace" have bravely slaughtered an 84-year-old priest...while he was celebrating Mass? Makes me glad there is a hell.