Tag: Father Jacques Hamel

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Second Arrest Over Jihadi Murder of French Priest

PARIS (AFP) – Police in southwest France arrested a 21-year-old man in connection with the jihadist killing of a priest in a Normandy church last month, judicial sources said Wednesday.

Pope Francis conducts a mass at the Campus Misericordiae (Field of Mercy) in Brzegi, near Krakow on July 31, 2016 at the end of the World Youth Days (WYD). Pope Francis is in Poland for an international Catholic youth festival with a mission to encourage openness to migrants. / AFP …

Pope Francis to Millennials: ‘No Room for Benchwarmers’

In an address to more than 1.5 million young people in Krakow, Pope Francis challenged millennials to resist the temptation of a passive life of comfort and entitlements and to take responsibility for their existence.

A picture obtained on July 27, 2016 shows Abdel Malik Petitjean, 19, one the two men who stormed into a church on July 26 in the northern French town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray during morning mass and cut the throat of a 86-year-old priest at the altar.

French Priest-Slayers Were Both on Terror Watch List

French authorities have identified the second jihadist involved in the brutal killing of a priest in northern France on Tuesday, acknowledging that they had received a tip-off Friday saying that the man was preparing an imminent attack.