Pope Francis talks with French President Franآچois Hollande at the Vatican Aug. 17, 2016. Osservatore Romano/Handout via Reuters
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Pope Francis Wednesday granted French President Francois Hollande a private audience, three weeks after Islamist militants killed an elderly French priest by slitting his throat in front of worshipers.Speaking after a pre-audience visit to the St. Luigi dei Francesi, France's national church in the Italian capital, Hollande said that was not what he had come to talk about.Hollande said France had been very grateful for the Pope's solidarity following the killing of 85-year-old priest Jacques Hamel by two teenagers claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group.Francis and Hollande spoke by telephone hours after Hamel's murder while he was celebrating mass at his church in a town near Rouen – Hollande's birthplace – on July 26 .
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