Hamel, 86, was killed while giving Mass on Tuesday in the town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray in northern France, in an attack that was later claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group.

France church attack: funeral for priest slain by jihadists takes place in Rouen

Hamel, 86, was killed while giving Mass on Tuesday in the town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray in northern France, in an attack that was later claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group.