- Aug 3, 2020
In a gesture of solidarity following the gruesome killing of a French priest, Muslims on Sunday attended Catholic Mass in churches and cathedrals across France and beyond.
A furious imam in Fr Jacques Hamel’s town launched a scathing attack on his killers at Friday prayers in the mosque of Sainte Etienne de Rouvray, which was built on land donated by a neighboring parish.
Catholic priests feel more vulnerable in the wake of the murder of Father Hamel. But they won’t be putting up security barriers. A Catholic Voices speaker married to a former Anglican, now Catholic, priest in the UK explains why, in response to a letter from the police urging precautions.
Two men armed with knives broke into a church in France, and held 86-year-old Father Jacques Hamel and several others — including two nuns – hostage for 40 minutes, killing the priest before being being killed by the police. The French president said the attack was carried out by terrorist in the name of ISIS.