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Francis declares martyred priest a ‘blessed’, calls Islamist murder ‘satanic’

[Austen Ivereigh] Pope Francis this morning declared that the elderly French priest murdered at the altar by young men claiming allegiance to the Islamic State was a martyr who had undergone¬†a “satanic” persecution.¬†He also said that Father Jacques Hamel’s picture … Continue reading

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