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Tuesday, July 26th 2016

Father Jacques Hamel

+Martyred July 26, 2016.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord.


Pope Francis announced his “most radical condemnation” of the terrorist attack, in which two men slit the throat of Fr. Jacques during morning Mass and took several other people hostage, seriously wounding one of them.
He expressed his “sorrow and horror over this absurd violence,” offering his “most radical condemnation” of the act as well as his prayers for the victims.
Pope Francis was “particularly struck because this horrible violence took place within a church, a sacred place in which God’s love is preached, with the barbarous murder of a priest and the involvement of the faithful,”

“The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.”



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