A priest was killed and another person was seriously injured following an attack at a church in Normandy, France, where officials said police killed two hostage takers.

Two armed men entered the church shortly before 10 a.m. local time, during morning mass, and took five people hostage at the church in a suburb of Rouen — located roughly 80 miles northwest of Paris — according to the Ministry of the Interior.

A nun and a parishioner were among the hostages.

The motive is not yet known, but the Paris persecutor’s office has opened up a terrorism investigation following the attack.

An official said police were called after someone from inside the church alerted authorities.

The church had not received specific threats, according to officials.

President Francois Hollande is at the scene.

The Vatican called the situation an act of “absurd violence” and said that the pope strongly condemned “every form of hate” and “prayed” for the victims affected.


  1. Everytime a black man gets shot at or murdered by the police in America, there’s an attack and white people get killed.

    What the flex man!!!!!

  2. Frankenstein comes home to roost… Catholics created Islam to conquer the middle east and Africa with their false religion… Now an Isalamist have killed a Catholic priest … Their frankenstein have returned…

    1. You need to stop it :travel Islam older than the catholic church :alay Saladin is the reason the European dem wasn’t able to own the entire world….Africa wouldn’t be in existence nor we physiology…just minute traces.

  3. No Islam is not older than the Romans Catholics. ..
    You have Yazidi religion and Zoroastrinism Religion which are older as the correct religion for the middle east all deriving from Judaism which was our African Hebrew Religion…
    Pope Gregory 1, 590 – 604 AD invented Islam between 590 and 604…Islam conquest started in 610… THESE ARE FACTS JUST LOOK UP POPE GREGORY 1…

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