Letter from Paris: Reconciliation will lead to the defeat of evil

French society last Tuesday had a scar inflicted in its soul

31st July, 2016
Fr Jacques Hamel was murdered in France last Tuesday while he celebrated mass Pic: YouTube.com

No priest knows when or where he will celebrate his last Mass. Neither Jacques Hamel nor his parishioners could ever have imagined that his final Mass would be last Tuesday during which his own death mirrored that of Christ on Calvary. Refusing to retire at 75 years of age, he requested to remain active among people for as long as he could.

His death on his knees at the altar of Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray has broken a boundary...

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