Posts Tagged ‘Jacques Hamel’

Slain French priest may be made a saint Comments 0

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Jacques Hamel, the French priest brutally slain by two ISIS sympathizers as he was celebrating Mass in late July, is a martyr, Pope Francis says. This suggests sainthood for the murdered priest may not be far off. The pontiff also said that killing in the name of God is “satanic.” On Wednesday morning, Francis celebrated Read more

Thousands attend funeral of Fr Jacques Hamel Comments 0

Friday, August 5th, 2016
Jacques Hamel funeral attended by thousands

Muslims, Jews and Christians were among the thousands who attended the public funeral of ISIS-slain Fr Jacques Hamel on Tuesday. The requiem Mass, was led by the city of Rouen’s archbishop, Dominique Lebrun and afterwards Father Hamel was interred with a private burial ceremony. The archbishop told mourners that after his throat was slit, Hamel pushed one Read more