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Muslims Go to Catholic Mass Across France to Show Solidarity

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Muslims attend Catholic Masses across France in a show of solidarity, after Fr. Jacques Hamel was killed by ISIS while celebrating the Eucharist. Read more and the video after the jump: Muslims Go to Catholic Mass Across France to Show Solidarity

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Horrific Violence in a Sacred Place Where the Love of God is Declared

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“He was a wonderful man, Fr. Jacques.”

Fr. Jacques Hamel’s throat was slit by two ISIS soldiers during morning Mass in France. More from The Guardian here: Horrific Violence in a Sacred Place Where the Love of God is Declared. And here: Priest Killed by Two ISIS Soldiers

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Memorial of the Carmelite Sisters of Compiegne

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Today is the memorial of the sixteen martyred Carmelite Sisters of Compiegne, killed during the “Reign of Terror” of the French Revolution. They were accused by the revolutionary Committee of Surveillance of living a communal life of prayer and obedience to their superior. Learn more from TCC’s own Melissa Musick after the jump:

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