He noted that Hamel’s pursuit of his religious calling never took him far from the town of Darnetal where he was born — just 8 kilometers (5 miles) from St.-Etienne-du-Rouvray. “Jacques, you were a faithful disciple of Jesus,” he said. The priest’s sister, Roselyne Hamel, recalled his military service in Algeria in his youth, during which he turned down a position as an officer because it might have required him to give orders to kill. She said that once, during his service in Algeria, he had cheated death when he survived an attack that killed fellow soldiers. “He would often ask himself, ‘Why me?’ ” she said, explaining that God had chosen him for a life of service. Lebrun extended his thoughts for the priest’s family. “We only want to surround you this morning,” he said. He thanked those from other religious communities — including Muslims and Jews — whose attendance showed they had “decided to come together, so that this should never happen again.” On Sunday, Muslims attended Mass in churches around France and in neighboring Italy to pay their respects to the slain priest. In the wake of Hamel’s killing, an Italian politician, Lombardy President Roberto Maroni, called for the priest to be made a saint.
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