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Pray for the repose of the soul of Father Jacques Hamel

26 July 2016

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My prayers today for the repose of the soul of Fr. Jacques Hamel, aged 85, the French priest murdered in Rouvray, near Rouen. It is still unclear who else may have died or been injured. Pray for them all. Fr. Hamel was murdered while celebrating the Holy Eucharist. The attackers slit his throat. Early reports indicate that this may very well be another Islamic extremist attack but regardless of whether it is or isn’t, it is nonetheless a manifestation of wickedness and evil of the greatest magnitude – a premeditated attack against the defenseless innocent. Fr. Hamel joins the host of Christian Martyrs and I ask for his prayers just as readily as I ask you to join me in prayer for him.

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  1. 27 July 2016 11:55 am

    Father Jacques Hamel was killed in the same manner as his patron, Saint James, on his Feast day. Saint James, one of the twelve Apostles, was martyred by beheading in the year 44.

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