In Normandy in the Catholic Church, the terrorists took hostages. During the capture there was a priest killed, another person seriously injured. The attack was carried out in the name of ISIS, said the President of France Francois Hollande.
Speaking to reporters in the Northern French town of Saint-ц╘tienne-du-Rouvray, where two men took five people hostage during morning prayers on Tuesday, Hollande said that the attack was "a cowardly murder", which occurred "two terrorists in the name of ISIS.
84-year-old Catholic priest, Reverend Jacques Hamel, was killed when two men broke into a Church in the Northern region of Normandy,is told in the message of the Archbishop of Rouen, Dominique Lebrun posted on the diocesan website. Two nuns and two members were taken hostage, according to CNN French affiliate BFMTV. One of the hostages was seriously injured, and is "between life and death," said the press-Secretary of the Ministry of internal Affairs of France Pierre-Henry Brandet. Two of the attackers were killed by police, he said.
The murder of a priest occurred against the backdrop of a series of incidents of violence across Europe in recent days. We will remind, the attack in the French city of nice 2 weeks ago took the lives of 84 people. Speaking to reporters, Hollande said, "ISIS declared war on us We need to win this war."
The Vatican condemned the attack, calling it "terrible news" on the back of a string of recent incidents of violence in Europe. He said that the Pope was informed about the attack and shares the pain and horror in response to the "absurd violence". The statement said that violence was especially terrible, because what happened in the Church, "the sacred place where is declared the love of God."
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