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

Pope Francis said on Wednesday the French priest knifed to death at his altar by Islamist militants in July was a martyr, and indicated that Father Jacques Hamel was already on the road to sainthood. Francis spoke at a special Mass for pilgrims from the Rouen area of France where two attackers stormed into the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, forced the 85-year-old Hamel to his knees and slit his throat while they chanted in Arabic. In his Italian-language sermon, Francis also...

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