Pope Francis said on Wednesday that he was greatly pained by the killing of a French priest, allegedly by a Rwandan immigrant already under investigation for setting the Nantes cathedral on fire last year. Father Olivier Maire, 60, head of the Montfortain Missionary Order at Saint-Laurent-sur-Sevre, was found dead in a room of the abbey.
A 37-year-old man pleaded not guilty Sunday to attempted murder in a knife attack that wounded five people at a rabbi's home in Monsey, New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo called the attack an act of "domestic terrorism."