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French religious leaders call for reinforced security after church attack

AFP , Wednesday 27 Jul 2016
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France's Chief Rabbi Haim Korsia, French Jewish central Consistory President Joel Mergui, President of the French Buddhist Union, Olivier Reigen Wang-Genh, President of Protestant Federation of France Pastor Francois Clavairoly, Rector of the Great Mosque of Paris Dalil Boubakeur, Grigorios Ioannidis General Vicar of the Greek Orthodox metropolis, French Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois and Ahmet Ogras, vice-president of the French Council of The Muslim Faith deliver a joint press conference outside the Elysee Palace in Paris on July 27, 2016. Photo: AFP

French religious leaders on Wednesday called for authorities to boost security at places of worship after militants killed a priest in a Normandy church.

"We deeply desire that our places of worship are the subject of greater (security) focus, a sustained focus," said French Muslim leader Dalil Boubakeur, after meeting with President Francois Hollande.

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