Pope agrees to expedite sainthood process for murdered priest

Pope agrees to expedite sainthood process for murdered priest
 

Pope Francis has put a French priest knifed to death at his altar by Islamist militants in July on the fast track to possible sainthood, the Archbishop of Rouen Dominique Lebrun said on Sunday.
At a special mass designed to purify the church where 85-year-old Father Jacques Hamel was killed, Archbishop Lebrun said Pope Francis had set aside the period normally imposed after someone's death before the process of beatification can start.
"Pope Francis has waived the five-year delay before a sainthood process can begin," Lebrun told hundreds of people at the church of... read more

 
2 October 2016 in World News, Views: 40
Source: Reuters
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