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Servant of God Jacques Hamel

In these times, may we hear God's invitation to take care of this world, and wherever we live, to make the world a more warming, human, and brotherly place.

    Facts about Servant of God Jacques Hamel

  • He was a French priest who had ministered the Sacraments for nearly 60 years.
  • While celebrating Mass in July of 2016, he was killed by two Muslim men for refusing to pledge allegiance to the Islamic State.
  • Pope Francis has called Fr. Jacques Hamel a martyr. and he waived the five-year waiting period for opening his cause of canonization.