The hostage killed in an attack on a Catholic church in Normandy, France, on Tuesday was a priest, the Archbishop of Rouen said in a statement.
The Rev. Jacques Hamel, 84, was killed during the attack, according to a statement published on the website of the Diocese of Rouen.
Two men took five people hostage in the church in the town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray during morning Mass, Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said.
Those taken hostage were a priest, two nuns and two churchgoers, CNN French affiliate BFMTV reported.
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