CNA Staff, Jul 25, 2020 / 13:53 pm
The Diocese of Rouen, France will mark the fourth anniversary of the murder of Fr. Jacques Hamel with a Mass and procession at the local church on Sunday.
Archbishop Dominique Lebrun of Rouen and Archbishop Eric de Moulins-Beaufort of Reims, president of the French bishops' conference, will be present, according to local media. French Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin is also expected to attend the ceremony.
A silent procession at 10 a.m. will be followed by a Mass at the local church at 10:30, the diocese announced.
"It is good that religious and civil authorities, and citizens, believers of all faiths and non-believers, come together to demonstrate their common refusal of any violence and their deep respect for human life," the diocese said. It thanked "all those who participate directly or indirectly, through prayer and commitment on this fourth anniversary."