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Pope Francis Condemns The Killing Of Fr. Jacques Hamel By ISIS

Pope Francis Condemns The Killing Of Fr. Jacques Hamel By ISIS

The Catholic Pontiff,  Pope Francis has condemned in strong terms the Tuesday killing of an elderly Catholic Priest Fr. Jacques Hamel 84, after his church in northern France was taken hostage during Mass.

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His Holiness Pope Francis

In a statement released Tuesday by the Vatican, the Pope, having been informed of the situation, “participates in the pain and horror of this absurd violence,” while radically condemning “every form of hatred. ”The statement said the pontiff is praying for those affected by the tragedy, which took place in the Normandy region, adding that the Vatican is following the situation.

Fr. Jacques Hamel, 84, was killed Tuesday 26th July, after two armed gunmen stormed a church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray during Mass, the BBC reports.

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An Eye Witness Account On The ISIS Killing Of Catholic Priest In France

An Eye Witness Account On The ISIS Killing Of Catholic Priest In France

“They forced him to his knees,” Rev. Sr. Danielle told French TV station BMFTV, “and he tried to defend himself and that’s when the drama began.”

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Fr. Jacques Hamel

Sr Danielle was attending the Mass that was interrupted by the ISIS attackers in which they slit the throat of the 84-year-old priest Fr. Jacques Hamel

“They [the attackers] arrived in the church this morning and everyone was shouting ‘stop it! Don’t you realize what you’re doing? Stop! Stop!’ Nothing happened.”

“They forced him to his knees,” Rev. Sr. Danielle told French TV station BMFTV, “and he tried to defend himself and that’s when the drama began.

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

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

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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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