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Priest's killers failed to divide France, says Macron

Two teenagers who murdered an elderly French priest a year ago, after pledging loyalty to the Islamic State group, failed to sow religious division, President Emmanuel Macron told a memorial service Wednesday. Jacques Hamel, 85, wasShow More Summary

Murdered French priest Hamel on path to sainthood

The French Catholic priest who was murdered by two teenage jihadists in his Normandy church last year could soon be beatified, a first step toward being declared a saint, church officials said Thursday. Father Jacques Hamel, 85, wasShow More Summary

Witnesses To Priest Murdered By ISIS Detail His Last Moments

In July, Fr. Jacques Hamel was murdered while celebrating Mass at his parish in Normandy, France. Pope Francis recently announced that the Vatican...

Pope Francis fast-tracks Fr. Hamel’s canonization cause

Pope Francis dispensed of the five-year waiting period to consider Father Jacques Hamel for sainthood.

Ten Things that Caught My Eye Today (October 4, 2016)

1. Aleppo’s Christians say they are undergoing “ethnic cleansing” 2. Via Ed Pentin : Images of Christian Refugees Suffering Hardship in Northern Iraq 3. Witnesses to Fr. Jacques Hamel’s last moments 4. Bill McGurn on Planned Parenthood’s Tim Kaine 5. Show More Summary

Pope Francis Starts Official Sainthood Process For Priest Murdered By ISIS

Pope Francis has waived the five-year waiting period to officially canonize Fr. Jacques Hamel, who was murdered by ISIS while celebrating Mass in...

Ten Things that Caught My Eye Today (October 3, 2016)

1. John Allen: Even where ISIS isn’t anymore in Iraq, they’ve left landmines. 2. The church where Fr. Jacques Hamel was murdered while celebrating Mass on July 26 is reopened. And his canonization cause is opened. 3. “My journey from Tehran to Rome” – Journalist Sohrab Ahmari announced he was converting to Catholicism hours after the news of Fr. Show More Summary

Pope Francis paves way for French priest murdered by Isis supporters to receive sainthood

Father Jacques Hamel does not need to be associated with miracles in order to be canonised as he is recognised as a martyr

Pope stirs up France's gender theory row, fast-tracks priest's beatification

Pope Francis has said that he is ready to fast-track the beatification of Father Jacques Hamel, the French priest murdered in his church by teenagers who claimed allegeance to the Islamic Sate (IS) armed group. But he has stirred up a row with a claim that French schools were teaching "gender theory" as part of a "global war" on traditional family values and marriage.

Slain French priest on fast-track to sainthood

Pope Francis has authorised the French church to start the preliminary sainthood investigation for Jacques Hamel, a priest whose throat was slit by Islamic militants as he celebrated Mass in July.

Pope authorizes start of sainthood probe into slain French priest

Eight-five-year-old Rev. Jacques Hamel's throat was slit by ISIS militants as he celebrated Mass in July

Pope speeds path to sainthood for slain French priest

Pope Francis has agreed to speed up the path to sainthood for French Catholic priest Jacques Hamel, murdered by two teenaged jihadists in July, Vatican sources said Sunday. Normally the Vatican observes a five-year "cooling off" period...Show More Summary

ISIS Killed French Priest's Church Sees More Church Attendance Since Murder, Archbishop Says

More people are now attending Mass despite the fear that persists after an 84-year-old Catholic priest, Father Jacques Hamel, was killed in Normandy, France, allegedly by the Islamic State terror group, said the archbishop of the priest's diocese.

Priest Murdered By ISIS May Be Declared A Saint

On July 26, Fr. Jacques Hamel was murdered while celebrating Mass in Normandy, France. He has now been declared a martyr by Pope Francis. The two...

Pope Francis calls French priest murdered by Islamic terrorists a ‘martyr’

The Holy Father celebrated a Mass on Wednesday for Father Jacques Hamel, who was killed in July at the altar.

Priest Murdered by ISIS Already on Path to Sainthood

An 85-year-old French priest murdered in his own church by Islamic militants in July is already being prepped for sainthood, Reuters reports. Speaking during a Mass Wednesday at the Vatican, Pope Francis called Jacques Hamel a "good, humble man" and a martyr. "He gave his life for us so as...

Pope Says Murdered French Priest Is A 'Martyr' On The Road To Sainthood

Pope Francis said on Wednesday the French priest knifed to death at his altar by Islamist militants in July was a martyr, and indicated that Father Jacques Hamel was already on the road to sainthood. Francis spoke at a special Mass for...Show More Summary

Pope holds mass for slain French priest

Pope Francis on Wednesday denounced killing in God's name as "satanic" as he held a mass to honour Jacques Hamel, the French priest whose throat was slit by jihadists in July.

Murder in God's name 'satanic', pope says at mass for slain priest

Pope Francis on Wednesday denounced killing in God's name as "satanic" as he held a mass to honour Jacques Hamel, the French priest whose throat was slit by jihadists in July. "Killing in God's name is satanic," he said in his address which was attended by around 80 pilgrims from the northern French diocese of Rouen where the attack took place. Show More Summary

Pope to honour slain French priest with Vatican mass

Pope Francis will celebrate mass on Wednesday in honour of Jacques Hamel, the French priest who died in July after having his throat slit by Islamist militants.

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