FRANCE - Two hostage takers kill priest in church of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray

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    FRENCH INTELLIGENCE 'DOCTORED FILES' TO COVER UP FAILINGS OVER ISLAMIST MURDER OF PRIEST

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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...ilings-islamist-murder/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_tw




    French spies doctored files to cover up failings that resulted in jihadists murdering a priest in his church, according to French reports.

    Claims that agents post-dated documents to cover their blunders have cast a fresh spotlight on counterterrorism agencies in the wake of over a string of terror attacks that have left 239 people dead in France since 2015.


    Red tape and a battle of egos between intelligence managers are costing lives, according to the report published by Mediapart, the investigative news website, which conducted a six-month investigation into the blunders.



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    A Rome, le père Hamel rayonne plus que jamais

    In Rome, the martyrdom of Father Hamel is on everyone's mind, first and foremost that of Pope Francis.

    Father Jacques Hamel was "slaughtered on the cross". Strong but realistic words spoken by Pope Francis himself. For since his martyrdom, the French priest has always had a special place in the heart of Peter's successor. This is what the latter had affirmed in March 2018 to a young woman of the diocese of Rouen who had just given him the prayer for the beatification of the deceased priest. "I pray for him to become a saint," the Argentinian had then slipped, like a confidence.

    For the bishop of Rome, Father Jacques is a true martyr, who died of hatred of the faith. And since the martyrs are blessed, he had recalled in a particularly solemn homily during a Mass for Father Hamel, it is permissible to pray to this "good, gentle brotherly man, who always sought to make peace".

    Deeply touched, the Pope had authorized the opening of the beatification trial of Father Hamel only a few months after his death. It is usually five years after a faithful person ascends to heaven. Proof of the exceptional character of this derogation: before Father Hamel, the previous case was that of... Karol Wojtyla.

    If the beatification trial of Father Jacques has now entered its most important phase, as l′a noted last May in the Vatican daily, L′Osservatore Romano, the process remains however long. The findings of the survey should be sent to the Vatican from here in one to two years.

    Like all priests, Jacques Hamel drew his strength from the daily celebration of the Eucharist but also from his breviary. Lauds, vespers, complies... He had certainly spent long hours turning the pages of his liturgical book which had probably not left him since his beginnings.

    A true relic of the elderly priest, this breviary is today carefully preserved in the Basilica of Saint Bartholomew on the island of Tiberina, in the heart of Rome. In this church, Saint John Paul II had wanted a memorial made for the martyrs of the XXth and XXIst centuries. The Norman servant of God is now part of this great cohort.

    In April 2017, Pope Francis himself visited this Roman basilica for a ceremony in memory of the new martyrs. The devil "hates us and provokes persecution" because we were saved by Christ, he had then said. Before hugging Father Hamel's sister for a long, long time.


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    Père Jacques Hamel, Martyr de France, 1930 - 26 July 2016
     
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