The BBC is being circumspect in describing the events. Worshipers were attacked when leaving the morning Mass, what the Beep calls a puzzling motivation is rather obvious when one hears from the survivors that the attackers wore Islamist garb and shouted about "Allah", and the priest was beheaded.
He was 92 [or 84 or 86, depending on the source] and just became the first official Roman Catholic martyr of this new age of intolerance and nihilism.
Twitter in all of its absurdity and splendor:
"Motive unclear" pretty well sums up the whole world these days.@AP Probably just a couple of unemployed, sexually repressed Episcopalians.— aurx (@aurx89) July 26, 2016
Update: The Coracle beat The Hartford Courant to this story by 45 minutes. It helps to have a reading knowledge of French and to rise early.