Slain French priest was attack on 'all of us,' imam said

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Father Jacques Hamel's gruesome murder in northern France July 26 — by men claiming allegiance to the Islamic State — prompted sorrow and outrage from Muslim leaders around the world.


Pope urges Poles to value their memories, but be open to change

KRAKOW, Poland (CNS) — Poland's memory and identity are the two catalysts that will lead the country forward and turn hopeless situations — such as those facing migrants — into opportunities for future generations, Pope Francis said.


Pope expresses shock over violence in French church

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The murder of a priest in northern France, taken hostage with a handful of other faithful during a weekday morning Mass July 26, is another act of "absurd violence" added to too many stories of senseless violence and death, said the Vatican spokesman.


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