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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Two Attackers Killed, One Hostage Dead in French church Attack

By Marine Pennetier and Chine Labbé PARIS, July 26 – Two attackers killed a priest with a blade and seriously wounded another hostage in a church in northern France on Tuesday before being shot dead by French police. There were no immediate details on the identity or motives of the two assailants but the investigation

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