Police officers gather during the funeral mass for priest Jacques Hamel, outside the Rouen cathedral, Normandy, Tuesday, Aug.2, 2016. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
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Police in southwest France arrested a 21-year-old man in connection with the killing of a priest in a Normandy church last month, judicial sources said Wednesday.The man arrested Monday in the Toulouse area is the second to be held in connection with the murder of 85-year-old Jacques Hamel, whose throat was slit in front of worshipers while he was celebrating mass in the town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray on July 26 .A police source said he had been in contact with the cleric's killers, Abdel Malik Petitjean and Adel Kermiche, who had pledged allegiance to ISIS. A 20-year-old man has been charged with trying to travel to Syria with Petitjean in June.
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