... the parish of St. Nicholas Owen, Little Thornton, is within the Roman Catholic diocese of Lancaster, England
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2 nd August -Thousands of mourners attended the funeral for Father Jacques Hamel, the French priest brutally murdered by ISIS jihadis.
The service was held inside the 11th Century Gothic cathedral in Rouen, according to the Daily Mail. Policemen and undercover officers surrounded the crowds around the Cathedral, as police sources explained security would be "at the highest possible level, because of the ongoing fear of attack."
27th July - French president Francois Hollande telephoned Pope Francis on Tuesday following the death of the elderly priest Fr. Jacques Hamel, 84, who was killed when two Islamic assailants entered his Church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray as he was celebrating Mass.
27th July - Pope Francis is horrified and shocked by an attack in a church in Rouen, in northern France, where a priest was slain and another hostage was seriously wounded
Fr Federico Lombardi, Director of the Holy See Press Office said: "we are particularly shocked because this horrible violence took place in a Church, in which God's love is announced, with the barbarous killing of a priest and the involvement of the faithful".
A report by Philippa Hitchen
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