Islamic Terrorists Attack Church

Priest murdered violently, brutally and barbarically by Islamic State during Holy Mass...

Upon learning the tragic news, Pope Francis – in a telegram to the Archbishop of Rouen, Dominique Lebrun, signed by his Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin – wished to assure him of “his spiritual closeness” and that he joined in “prayer for the suffering of family members, of the pain of the parish and the diocese of Rouen”. In his message the Pontiff “invokes God, the merciful Father, that he welcome the Abott Jacque Hamel into the peace of his light and that he bring comfort to the wounded”. The Holy Father said he was “particularly shaken by this act of violence that took place in a church, during the celebration of Mass, a liturgical act that implores God for peace on this earth. He asks the Lord to inspire all to thoughts of reconciliation and brotherhood”.

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