just his suitcases laid out on the front porch of the hotel de Beauvau, Gérald Darmanin sees of the country. After having multiplied the displacements on the theme of the security of the authority of the State, the new Interior minister has visited Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray, Seine-Maritime, this Sunday, July 26th, to pay tribute to father Jacques Hamel. The man of the Church, had been assassinated by two terrorists, there are four years to the day, July 26, 2016.
France 3 says that the "first cop of France" met in private, as early as 9: 45 p.m., with the family, and in particular the sister of the father Hamel. As every year, a silent march is a party starting at 10 o'clock in the parsonage where resided Jacques Hamel, to join finally the church. A mass is then held in the building at 10: 30 a.m. in the presence of Archbishop Dominique Lebrun, the archbishop of Rouen, and Bishop Eric de Moulins-Beaufort, the archbishop of Reims and president of the bishops ' Conference of France. The representatives of the various cults were also present.
"The barbarity of the most infamous"
At 11: 45 p.m., outside the church, several political figures or religious, have taken the floor during a " ceremony republican for peace and brotherhood ". Were present Gérald Darmanin, therefore, as well as Mgr de Moulins-Beaufort, or even the communist mayor of Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray, Joachim Moyse. "How did this insanity incarnate is reflected in the act of horror ? How the barbarian can both atterrer and revolt of a community of human lives ? " queried the municipal official in front of a stele-a tribute located near the church.
" to Put to death a priest [...], this is an attempt to assassinate a part of the national soul. Four years after, we remember the work of the father Hamel, and we remember this tragedy. [...] We do not forget that the father Hamel died under the blows of barbarism the most infamous and the most blind, the one committed in the name of ideology, murderous, " said the minister. Also note that a few people have cried, "Darmanin rapist" just before the speech of the minister.
For his part, Jean Castex, too, had marked the four years of the attack, on Twitter, recalling that "a priest [had been] murdered at the foot of her altar," July 26, 2016. "Struck in the heart of paris, France discovered when Jacques Hamel, his face and his message. She drew the strength to unite in the face of the barbarism of terrorism and obscurantism. Let us never forget ", had also written to the Prime minister.
4 years ago to the day, a priest was murdered at the foot of his altar.— Jean Castex (@JeanCASTEX) July 26, 2020
Hit her in the heart, the France discovered when Jacques Hamel, his face and his message. She drew the strength to unite in the face of the barbarism of terrorism and obscurantism.
let us never forget.