Jacques Hamel, French Roman Catholic priest, Died at 85

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Father Jacques Hamel was born on November 30, 1930, and died on July 26, 2016.

He was a French Catholic priest in the parish of Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray.

He was named a vicar at the St.-Antoine church in Le Petit-Quevilly in 1958, a vicar at the Notre-Dame de Lourdes church in Sotteville-lès-Rouen in 1967, a parish priest at Saint-Pierre-lès-Elbeuf in 1975 and a parish priest in Cléon in 1988.

Jacques in 2005 joined the church at Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray in 2000 and assumed his role as the parish’s auxiliary priest.

Jacques Hamel’s throat was slit by two men pledging allegiance to the Islamic State while he was saying mass in his parish in Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray on July 26, 2016.

He was killed by two men pledging allegiance to the Islamic State while he said mass in his parish in Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray on July 26, 2016.

Jacques Hamel passed away at 85 years old.

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