A policeman secures a position in front of the city hall after two assailants took five people hostage in the church at SaintEtienneduRouvray near Rouen in Normandy, France, July 26, 2016 The atta. Two attackers took five hostages in a Catholic church in the northern French town of Saint&201tienneduRouvray on Tuesday, killing an 84yearold priest before being shot and killed by responding law e. Father Jacques Hamel, who was in his 80s, was killed during a morning mass at the Catholic church in SaintEtienneduRouvray in July At a service to reopen the church to parishioners for the time si. Calling him a "martyr," Macron addressed crowds outside the small SaintEtienneduRouvray church in Normandy where the throat of Father Jacques Hamel, 85, was slit as he celebrated morning Mass on Ju. It was only a matter of time, they said, before Strasbourg experienced the kind of violence that had erupted elsewhere in Fra. Two armed men took five people hostage inside church in SaintEtienneduRouvray Both attackers killed in police External Link Corine Perdledecoco posts video of the emergency scene at French chu. Pope Francis has waived the fiveyear delay before a sainthood process can begin, Lebrun told hundreds of people at the church of SaintEtienneduRouvray, near Rouen, in northwest France Usually a. Father Jacques Hamel was murdered, while celebrating Mass, by Muslim terrorists on July 26, 2016 in his church at Saint Etienne du Rouvray, on the outskirts of Rouen Pope Francis described him, durin. Muslims have refused to bury one of the terrorists who murdered a Catholic priest as he celebrated Mass Community leaders in SaintEtienneduRouvray said they did not want to "taint" Islam by having. IMAGE French judicial investigating police apprehends a man during a raid after a hostagetaking in the church in SaintEtienneduRouvray near Rouen in Normandy A priest was killed with a knife and. ISIS quickly claimed responsibility for the attack, in which the assailants stormed the church in the town of SaintEtienneduRouvray and took the Rev Jacques Hamel, two nuns and two worshippers hos. A year after the murder of French priest Jacques Hamel, the Archbishop of Rouen, Monsignor Dominique Lebrun, will preside over a Mass in the church of Saint Stephen in SainteEtienneduRouvray, on th.