Thousands mourn at funeral of French priest murdered by IS

Thousands of people gathered at Rouen Cathedral in Normandy for the funeral of French priest who was murdered in his church by Islamist extremists last week.

1,500 mourners attend the funeral of Father Jacques Hamel at Rouen Cathedral. Picture: AFP/Getty Images
1,500 mourners attend the funeral of Father Jacques Hamel at Rouen Cathedral. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

The public ceremony for Father Jacques Hamel was led by the city’s archbishop.

French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve and senior Roman Catholic clerics are attending the service.