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Pope says Murdered French Priest a Martyr, on Road to Sainthood

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY, Sept 14 – Pope Francis said Father Jacques Hamel, the French priest knifed to death at his altar by Islamist militants in July, was a “martyr”, and indicated on Wednesday he was already on the road to sainthood. Francis spoke at a special Mass for pilgrims from the Rouen area

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