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Assassination of Father Hamel: five years later, a tribute ceremony in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray


On July 26, 2016, two men who claimed to be part of the Islamic State organization entered the church where Father Hamel and the

A shock for the whole of France and especially for the town of Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray (Seine-Maritime).

On July 26, 2016, Adel Kermiche and Abdel Malik Petitjean entered the Saint-Etienne church.

They are going to slaughter the 85-year-old priest Jacques Hamel in front of the parishioners.

The two attackers will be killed by the police.

Five years later, the memory of this tragic event is still present in the minds of the inhabitants.

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Like last year, the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin will attend the ceremony on Monday in tribute to Father Hamel.

According to France 3 Normandie, after a silent march from the presbytery to the Saint-Etienne church, a mass will be celebrated at 9 am by Mgr Dominique Lebrun, archbishop of Rouen, then a republican ceremony will be held at 10:30 am on the church square, in front of the stele for peace and fraternity

A trial in early 2022

If the two assassins were killed in 2016, the investigation revealed the probable sponsor of the attack, Rachid Kassim.

Targeted by an arrest warrant, the latter is presumed dead, killed in the Iraqi-Syrian zone four years ago.

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In addition to Rachid Kassim, three other people will be tried before the Special Assize Court of Paris from February 14 to March 11, 2022. Farid K., Yassine S. and Jean-Philippe Steven Jean-Louis, are referred to the assizes for " criminal terrorist association ”. They are suspected of having associated with the attackers by being informed of their terrorist intentions, but not necessarily of their precise project.

Source: leparis

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