Paris, France, Jul 27, 2016 / 10:08 am
Sister Danielle, one of the religious who was held hostage by ISIS at a church in France, was able to escape in a moment of inattention by the terrorists and alert the police.
However, they were not able to arrive in time to save the life of 84-year-old Father Jacques Hamel.
Speaking to RMC Radio, the sister related the incident that led to the death of the first priest at the hands of ISIS in Europe and which left another person severely wounded.
"I didn't think they were going to come after Jacques. It was still dawn. He was standing in front of the altar, they made him get down on his knees and then he started to resist. When we saw the knife in the right hand I said to myself, 'well, something's really going to happen there,'" she said.
Sister Danielle said that even though the other nun and the faithful present were shouting to the terrorists to stop, they went ahead.