On Triumph of the Cross, Pope Leaves No Doubt: "Father Hamel Is Blessed"

Posted September 14, 2016 3:34 pm by Editor

On Triumph of the Cross, Pope Leaves No Doubt: "Father Hamel Is Blessed"

Six weeks after Fr Jacques Hamel was murdered at the altar during morning Mass in a savage attack claimed by the Islamic State, the 85 year-old French cleric was commemorated today at another intimate “parish” Eucharist – the Pope’s daily liturgy in the chapel of his residence, the Domus Sancta Marthae, during which Francis expressly placed the priest’s killing within “this chain of martyrs” who, over two millennia, have “suffer[ed] in prison, with death, torture, for not denying Jesus Christ.”This cruelty that asks for apostasy is – let’s say the word – satanic,” the Pope said, emphatically repeating twice more

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