Mass for Barcelona victims takes place today

A special mass to remember the victims of the Spanish terror attacks is taking place at the Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona.

Members of the Spanish royal family are among those honouring the 14 people killed and 130 injured last Thursday.

It comes as an international manhunt continues for the chief suspect, believed to be Moroccan-born Younes Abouyaaqoub.  Irish Times Journalist Conor Gallagher says the terror threat alert remains high.