Sad One: ISIS Kills 84-Year-Old Catholic Priest In France

Sad One: ISIS Kills 84-Year-Old Catholic Priest In France

Jacques Hamel

84-year-old Catholic priest, Jacques Hamel on Tuesday 26th July was murdered by ISIS terrorists at the Church of the Gambetta in Normandy. Up to six hostages were taken by the attackers including Hamel, two nuns and several worshippers after the agitators stormed a morning Mass session at 10am local time in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, south of Rouen.

Sources say Hamel, who was reportedly ordained in 1958, had his throat slit and there are reports of others who were injured during the incidence.

French police shot and killed the two suspects, who it is claimed shouted “Daesh” while launching the attack as Hamel was leading morning mass at the Roman Catholic church.

The Vatican condemned the “barbarous killing” and the Archbishop of Rouen Dominique Lebrun said he would pray “as we prayed at the tomb of Father Popiulusko in Warsaw”. Popiulusko was a Polish Roman Catholic priest who was assassinated in 1984.

RIP Padre

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