This file photo taken on July 28, 2016 shows people gathering on July 28, 2016 near floral in front of the church of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, northern France. / AFP / CHARLY TRIBALLEAU
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Two months after its priest was murdered by teenage extremists, parishioners of a Catholic church in northern France will gather Sunday for a solemn re-opening ceremony to seek solace and solidarity.Local clergy will join the archbishop for Sunday's services, which will follow a mid-afternoon procession to the church with members of the local Muslim community pledging to join.The killing of Father Hamel came less than two weeks after the Bastille Day attack that claimed 86 lives when a Tunisian extremist rammed a truck into crowds on a popular promenade in the southern city of Nice.The priest's murder and the Nice massacre some seven months after the November Paris attacks were the latest in a series of extremist attacks to rock France over the past year and a half.
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