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Saturday, July 30, 2016

How to Understand the Beheading of a French Priest by Robert Fisk


How to Understand the Beheading of a French Priest

Faced with the murder and beheading of seven of his monks by Islamists 20 years ago, the Archbishop of Algiers went one better than the Archbishop of Rouen this week. He didn’t talk about the slaughter of an elderly priest as the “unnameable”.  He saw the road of Calvary. In fear of his own life amid a ferocious conflict, Monseigneur Henri Teissier, 67 years old and a French professor of Arabic, responded by celebrating mass for six nuns and monks all those years ago by reading from St Matthews, Chapter 25, verse 13: “Watch, therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of Man cometh.”

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/07/29/how-to-understand-the-beheading-of-a-french-priest/

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