Jacques Hamel

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Abdel Malik Petitjean (19), one the two men who stormed into a church in the northern French town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray during morning mass and cut the throat of a 86-year-old priest at the altar. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

French officials have identified the second man involved in the murder of a priest in a Normandy church. The French prosecutors’ office said DNA te(...)

An image grab taken from a video released  by Amaq news agency, purportedly showing the two men who attacked a church in Normandy, France. Photograph: Amaq news agencyAFP/Getty Images

Islamic State’s news agency on Wednesday posted a video of two men it said were the attackers who killed a priest in a church in France on Tuesday. T(...)

Flowers from the Muslims of France Association are left outside the church where a priest was killed on Tuesday in Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray. Photograph: Francois Mori/AP

From now on the small, terraced bungalow at 35 Nikola Tesla street will be known as “the terrorist’s house”. After 19-year-old Adel Kermiche and an a(...)

French President Francois Hollande  speaks with France’s Chief Rabbi Haim Korsia (right), Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve (second left) and Prime Minister Manuel Valls (left) after a meeting with the French President and representatives of religious communities at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, a day after a priest was killed with a knife and another hostage seriously wounded in an attack on a church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray carried out by assailants linked to Islamic State, Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

French President François Hollande demonstrated interfaith unity with France’s religious leaders on Wednesday after two Islamist militants killed a Ro(...)

Adel Kermiche (19) murdered a priest during a hostage situation in a Church in northern France. Photograph: Facebook/Guardian Service

The teenage Islamic State follower who cut the throat of a Catholic priest celebrating Mass in northern France was released from prison despite being (...)

People stand in front of the Place de la Republique monument in Paris,  after a priest was killed in the Normandy city of St-Étienne-du-Rouvray in the latest attack claimed by Islamic State. Photograph: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP/Getty Images

President François Hollande will meet leaders of all French religious communities this morning in the hope of preventing a war of religion after two m(...)

A ceremony at   Lyon Cathedral in memory of Fr Jacques Hamel who  was born in 1930,  ordained in 1958 and celebrated his golden jubilee – 50 years of service – in 2008. Photograph: Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP/Getty Images

L’Innomable – The Unnameable. Monsignor Dominique Lebrun, the Archbishop of Rouen, described the latest atrocity in Islamic State’s war on France with(...)

Ali Selim of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland:  those who carry out  acts of violence should be treated as criminals. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Dr Ali Selim of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland has said the media should stop associating terrorist atrocities with Islam, following the lates(...)

Fr Jacques Hamel was murdered by two men armed with knives who took five people hostage in the Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray church in France. Photograph: AFP

Described as modest, dedicated and always available for his parishioners, Fr Jacques Hamel (86), who was murdered in his Normandy church while celebr(...)

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