Friday 20 October 2017

There are rifts here that will be difficult to heal

Believers pray in Tours' cathedral, central France during a mass in tribute to the priest killed in Saint-Etienne du Rouvray. Photo: AFP/Getty
Believers pray in Tours' cathedral, central France during a mass in tribute to the priest killed in Saint-Etienne du Rouvray. Photo: AFP/Getty

Fr Aidan Troy

Following the awful events yesterday at St Etienne-du-Rouvray, people I have met here in Paris during the past hours are in deep shock and not sure what the future holds. The first reaction of most people is to pray for the priest who has died and those who have been injured in this awful attack. This man has served people as a priest for almost 60 years.

The killing leaves people feeling very vulnerable, especially following recent events in Nice and Germany.

France has been targeted in a sustained way by those who have perpetrated these horrific deeds, who want to punish France for its policies at home and abroad.

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