An elderly Catholic priest is the latest victim of the Islamic State in Europe. Two Islamic State terrorists killed Father Jacques Hamel, 84 at the Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray in Rouen, France. The two men entered the church during Mass with knives and took the priest, a nun, and at least three parishioners hostage. One of the hostages is said to be in critical condition. A nun that was held hostage said the terrorists made the priest kneel at the altar and then they slit his throat in front of the other hostages.
“They forced him to his knees. He wanted to defend himself. And that’s when the tragedy happened,” said the nun, who called herself Sister Danielle. She added, “They recorded themselves. They did a sort of sermon around the altar, in Arabic. It’s a horror.” She told reporters that the slain man was “a great priest.” –The Daily Beast