Muslims attend Catholic Masses across France to show solidarity

Muslims attend Catholic Masses across France to show solidarity

Muslims have attended Catholic Masses in churches and cathedrals across France in a gesture of solidarity after the gruesome killing of a priest in Normandy.

Father Jacques Hamel (pictured) was killed when two men stormed into his church in Saint-Etienne-Du-Rouvray on Tuesday.

Television footage showed dozens of Muslims gathering at the towering Gothic cathedral in Rouen, only a few miles from Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, where 85-year-old Reverend Jacques Hamel was killed by two teenage attackers on Tuesday.

Other interfaith gatherings took place elsewhere in France on Sunday.

Dalil Boubakeur, the rector of the Mosque of Paris, was among those who attended a congregation at Paris's Notre Dame cathedral.

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