Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Twitter Lights Up in Prayer For Priest Murdered In Normandy

This picture obtained on the website of the Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray parish on July 26, 2016 shows late priest Jacques Hamel celebrating a mass on June 11, 2016 in the church of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, Normandy © HO
Social media users, including clergymen, are taking to Twitter to pray for the Catholic priest killed in a suspected terror attack in northern France Tuesday.
The hashtag #JeSuisPrêtre (I am priest) is being used to condemn the ongoing violence and pay respect to the priest who reportedly had his throat slit by two men who held five hostages in a church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray.

Fellow clergymen have also paid respect to the 84-year-old priest,  Father Jacques Hamel, murdered in the attack.

L'abbé Jacques Hamel, mon frère dans le sacerdoce, a imité le Christ jusque dans le don de sa vie.
Qu'il intercède pour nous.

Paix à toi, mon frère prêtre, mort alors que tu célébrais le sacrifice du Christ dans l'eucharistie 

En communion ici ou de nombreux Pretres ont été martyrisés avec notre Eglise de France et notre confrère assassine ce matin 
This priest based in Paris, urged people to pray for the victims and killer and not seek vengeance.

Prions pour les victimes ET les assassins. Ne pas céder à la vengeance. "Pardonne-leur, ils ne savent pas ce qu'ils font"
Father Hamel’s death was confirmed by the Archbishop of Rouen, Dominique Lebrun, in a statement as he urged people to pray for the victims and “not give into violence”.

The victim of the French church attack is confirmed as Father Jacques Hamel . 3 others injured 
The two assailants were shot dead by police and another hostage is reported to be in a serious condition.
Prime Minister Manuel Valls took to Twitter to brand the attack as "barbaric", saying the Catholic community and France as a whole is hurting.

Horreur face à l'attaque barbare d'une église de Seine-Maritime. La France entière et tous les catholiques sont meurtris. Nous ferons bloc.
President  François Hollande has confirmed the incident as a terror attack at a press conference in Seine Maritime.
"We are facing a group - Daesh [Islamic State, IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL] - who have declared war and we have to fight this war using all means possible,” he said.
IS, themselves, have also claimed responsibility for the attack.

 en prière pour les victimes, les auteurs de cet acte fou et la France qui continue à être meurtrie dans ce qu'elle est

"Aimez vos ennemis et priez pour ceux qui vous persécutent" (Jésus, dans l'Évangile de Matthieu) 

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