The pilgrimage is one of the five pillars of Islam and all able-bodied Muslims are required to make the journey at least once in their life.
French government ministers have tweeted their support for the teenager after some social media users called for him to be decapitated.
The wrestlers suited in colourful costumes and masks celebrated Mass to honour the country's patron saint.
More than two million Muslims began the annual haj pilgrimage at first light on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, circling the cube-shaped Kaaba in Mecca that Islam's faithful face five times each day during their prayers.
Around two million Muslims are in Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj that is a sacred duty for all followers of Islam to attend if possible
Over 1.4 million Muslims have gathered in the holy city of Mecca for the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
Trouble-free "stoning of the Devil" takes place in Mina as Hajj reaches halfway stage in Mecca.
Pope Francis arrived at Monte Real airport in Portugal on Friday where he was greeted by the Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.
Mobs of pilgrims began to flock to Fatima to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Marian apparitions and to see Pope Francis who is due to visit between May…
Thousands of Muslim pilgrims have begun the ritual of the stoning of the devil in the Saudi City of Mina.
Some two million Muslims have converged on Mount Arafat for the second and most important day of the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
Regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran have had an unusually harsh exchange in the lead up to the annual haj pilgrimage in Mecca.
After last year's devastating stampede, Iran and Saudi Arabia's top clerics quarrel over management of the pilgrimage
An ancient pilgrimage route called the Via Francigena starts in Canterbury in the UK.
Thousands begin the annual hajj pilgrimage in Mecca - the birth of Islam
At least 20 people – including a baby – have been killed after a truck ploughed into a crowd of pilgrims in northern Mexico. It’s been reported that
Millions of Shiite Muslim pilgrims from across Iraq, Iran and neighbouring countries have streamed into Iraq’s holy city of Kerbala over the past
Roads and highways across Iraq have filled with hundreds of thousands of Shi’ite pilgrims heading to Kerbala to celebrate a religious ceremony amid