After Normandy, we must open the church doors wide | Sally Smith

The murder of Father Jacques Hamel shows churches are targets for terror. But let’s resist the temptation to separate ourselves from our Muslim neighbours

As we begin to absorb the horrifying events that have taken place in France, including this week the particularly evil attack on Father Jacques Hamel, who was murdered in the church of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray in Normandy on Tuesday, we are taken back to the very heart of the Christian gospel.

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