Posts Tagged ‘Fr Jacques Hamel’

Four convicted in Islamic State killing of French priest

Monday, March 14th, 2022

Four men were convicted in Paris of terrorist conspiracy after the murder of a Catholic priest in a Normandy church in 2016, an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. The four were handed sentences of between eight years and life in prison over the attack on Father Jacques Hamel, 85. Fr Hamel was stabbed Read more

Martyred priest Jacques Hamel’s active presence

Monday, July 30th, 2018

The second anniversary of martyred priest Jacques Hamel’s assassination was marked with secular and religious ceremonies last week. He was murdered by Islamic terrorists while celebrating Mass on 26 July 2016. Priests, laity and parishioners say they have been changed by his death. Hamel’s parishioners speak of how it strengthened bonds between them: “In killing Read more

Martyr’s first anniversary – Jacques Hamel’s sister speaks

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Father Jacques Hamel, the French priest murdered just after praying for world peace while saying mass a year ago, has become a ‘brother to all,’ his sister Roselyne Hamel says. The two men who killed him claimed allegiance to ISIS. “We certainly come with many emotions,” Hamel said on Tuesday, the day before her brother’s Read more

What is a ‘satanic’ crime?

Friday, September 30th, 2016

In his homily at the requiem mass for Fr Jacques Hamel, Pope Francis characterized the murderers’ act as “Satanic.” Yet Protestants and Catholics have significantly different conceptions of the figure of the Devil. La Croix journalists, Marie Malzac and Gauthier Vaillant, discuss these notions with Fr Jean-Pascal Duloisy, exorcist for the dioceses of the Île-de-France Read more