By Marcus Jones
The French church where a priest was murdered by Islamic State jihadists has opened for the first time since the attack.
Two extremists stabbed 85 year old Fr Jacques Hamel to death inside the church at Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray in July.
A purification ceremony was held before Mass as Catholics believe the murder has desecrated the church.
It’s reported the two terrorists, Adel Kermiche and Abdel-Malik Petitjean, both 19, put knife marks into the altar, destroyed statues and wrapped rosary beads around statues.
SOURCES: News Now/Premier Christian Radio Online