France honored Jacques Hamel on Monday, the 5th anniversary of the Islamist attack that took the priest’s life.
The terrorists struck at the soul of France and all French individuals in the attack on the church, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin stated at a funeral in Saint-Etienne- du-Rouvray on Monday.
Prime Minister Jean Castex composed on Twitter that the country was stopping briefly in remembrance on the anniversary.
Two assaulters hijacked throughout early morning Mass in a Catholic church in Saint-Etienne- du-Rouvray near Rouen on July 26, 2016, prior to killing the 85-year-old priest.
Both assaulters were captured by the authorities.
The terrorist militia Islamic State declared obligation for the criminal activity. France has actually been shaken by Islamist fear for many years. More than 250 individuals have actually been eliminated.