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France's Hollande meets Pope, visits church to honor attack victims

Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 01:14

French President Francois Hollande has a private audience with Pope Francis, and visits a church in Rome to honor a murdered French priest and other victims of terrorism. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). Story: French President Francois Hollande met Pope Francis on Wednesday (August 17) to thank him for his solidarity with the French people after attacks by Islamist militants and to discuss the migrants crisis. A professed atheist, Hollande started his brief, private trip to Rome and the Vatican with a stop in San Luigi dei Francesi, the 16th century church of the French community in the Italian capital to remember victims of terrorism. To the left of the altar, the church displayed a photograph of Father Jacques Hamel, the French priest killed on July 25 in the town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray. Hamel was saying mass when attackers stormed in, forced the 85-year-old to his knees and slit his throat while chanting in Arabic.

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France's Hollande meets Pope, visits church to honor attack victims

Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 01:14