French church attack: Faith leaders call for more security
He called on the French religious leaders for more security
at places of worship in the wake of the killing of the elderly priest in Normandy on Tuesday.
He spoke representatives of Christian, Muslim,
Jewish and Buddhist beliefs after his meeting with President Hollande.
Jack’s father Hamel was killed during a morning Mass in his church.
One of the two men who attacked him
was wearing electronic surveillance tag, which temporarily shifted under the conditions of his probation.
The killing came after 12 days of the attack in Nice in which 84 people were killed.
He said the Muslim leader Dalil Boubakeur,
dean of the Grand Mosque of Paris, the leaders
“strongly wish to have places of worship are the subject of increased focus [of security], and the constant focus,
” and even “the most humble worship place” may be subject to attack.
The attack took place on Tuesday
in place of an ordinary Catholic Church in a suburb of Rouen.
Mr. Boubacar “deep sadness”
and expressed on behalf of French Muslims in the attack,
which he described as “sacrilege disbelief.”
He praised the Archbishop of Paris,
Andre Van Troyes harmonious relations between religions in France.
“We must not let ourselves be dragged into a political game Daesh”,
he said in a reference to the self-styled Islamic state that calls itself (IS), saying it wanted “to set the children of one family against each other.”
The President Francois Hollande also held a meeting on Security
and Defense Council on Wednesday morning, and now heads a cabinet meeting.