News by email Donate


World News

Car on terror watch-list found outside cathedral loaded with gas cylinders

by Antony Bushfield

Police said the car was discovered at Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, on Saturday night.

There were at least six gas cylinders in the vehicle but detectives haven't confirmed if they were connected to a detonator.

The owner of the Peugot 607, which was found with no number plate, was on France's terror watch-list.

A book with Arabic writing was also found, detectives said.

AP Photo/Francois Mori

Local media reported that police had detained two people in connection with the car, but this has not been confirmed by police.

France has been on high alert amid a number of terror attacks in the country.

In July, Fr Jacques Hamel, 86, was killed when two men stormed into his church in Saint-Etienne-Du-Rouvray while he was celebrating Mass with parishioners.

Another parishioner was seriously injured.

The attack prompted British police to warn UK churches to review their security measures and be "alert" and "vigilant".

A Monthly Gift Of $11 Makes A World Of Difference

In a world of fake news there’s never been a greater need for quality Christian journalism. Premier’s mission is to provide the Church with the most up to date and relevant news, told from a Christian perspective. But we can’t do it without you.

Unlike many websites we haven't put up a paywall — we want to keep our journalism free at the point of need and as open as we can. Premier’s news output takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. No one in the USA is sharing news like we are across radio, magazines and online so please help us to continue that today.

For a monthly gift of $11 or more we’d also be able to send you a free copy of the brand new Premier Bible, a wonderful Anglicised version of the NLT packed with exclusive bonus content, reading plan and resources to help you get the most out of scripture.

Your monthly support will make a world of difference. Thank you.

Support Us
Continue the conversation on our Facebook page

Related Articles

Sign up to our newsletter to stay informed with news from a Christian perspective.

News by email