Archbishop of Rouen Dominique Lebrun leads a Mass in tribute to priest Jacques Hamel in the Rouen Cathedral on July 31, 2016. / AFP / CHARLY TRIBALLEAU
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French priest Father Jacques Hamel, who was murdered in an attack by two extremists on his Catholic church in a Normandy town, will be laid to rest Tuesday.The attack stunned France's religious communities, sparking fears of tensions in a country with a population of some five million Muslims.However, the two communities have largely rallied together, with churches opening their doors to Muslims Sunday for a moving tribute to Hamel, and against radical Islam. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Monday that authorities have shut down around 20 mosques and prayer halls considered to be preaching radical Islam since December.
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