Rome (kath.net) The brutal assassination of P. Jacques Hamels by two Islamic terrorists during the evening Mass on 26 July 2016 is planned with a Mass at 7 pm on 26 July 2017 in the church Saint-Etienne in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray. Dominique Lebrun, Archbishop of Rouen, will preside at the Mass as reported on the home page of the diocese of Rouen. This is reported by "Zenit". In memory of Father Hamel a Memorial Mass will take place at 10:50 am on July 26th, a memorial was organized by the parish of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray. At 6:00 pm Vespers begins in the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Bon secours, which is followed by a prayer at the tomb of the fallen priest.
Pope Francis dispensed with the usual five year post-mortem and opened a beatification process on April 14, 2017, a few months after the assassination of Father Jacques Hamel by Muslims. On Septempter 1, 2017, Pope Francis celebrated with 24 pilgrims from the diocese of Rouen and Archbishop Dominique Lebrun holding a memorial service for Father Hamel in the Domus Sanctae Marthae and designated the Father as a Martyr. On 15 September last year, the Breviarium for Father Hamel was laid out in the basilica "San Bartolomeo all'Isola" in Rome. Pope Francis took part in a Mass to commemorate the new martyrs of the 20th and 21st centuries on 22 April 2017.
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