After the horrific events of last week when a priest was murdered, muslims attended Sunday mass at churches across the continent to show solidarity against such awful acts of terror.
The teenagers who took hostages at a Catholic church in Normandy and later slit the throat of 85-year-old Rev Jacques Hamel at the altar, pledged their allegiance to so-called Islamic State.
In a bid to combat such horrifying attacks which are being carried out in the name of Islam, a group of Muslims decided to unite against this terror by attending various masses.
Some even attended the mass at the church where Father Jacques Hamel died. They were joined in the congregation by one of the nuns who was taken hostage during the atrocity last week.
More joined services across Italy, including in Milan and Rome where churches opened their doors for a multi-faith service.
Outside the cathedral in Rouen, close to Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray where Father Jacques died, people applauded when a group of Muslims unfurled a banner reading ‘Love for all. Hate for none.’
‘We are very moved by the presence of our Muslim friends and I believe it is a courageous act that they did by coming to us.’ Dominique Lebrun, the archbishop of Rouen, said following the service in Rouen.