Italy: Imams and Priests hold service in Roman church in sign of solidarity

An Islamic delegation attended a Christian Sunday mass service at the Santa Maria in Trastevere church in Rome, to express their solidarity with the victims of Normandy attack. The action was one of many across Europe, as the continents religious communities come together to reject the recent spate of attacks that have occurred in France and Germany.
The imam of Centocelle Mosque and president of Islamic Cultural Association in Italy, Mohamed Ben Mohamed, expressed his condolences to Jacques Hamel. “We are always willing to promote a message of peace, a message of dialogue,” stated the Imam, before adding this was necessary “In order to defeat the projects of those who want to divide us, of those who want to create between us hate and difference - enmity.”
Catholic priest Rev. Jacques Hamel was stabbed to death when Adel Kermiche and Abdel Malik Petitjean entered a church in Saint-Etienne du Rouvray, Normandy, on July 26. The two attackers, claimed to be a part of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). They were subsequently shot dead by police as they attempted to leave the church.