UP Catholic 08 19 2016 E Edition Page 15

www.upcatholic.org THE U.P. CATHOLIC WORLD NEWS August 19, 2016 15 (CNA/EWTN News) - Aid to the Church in Need is launching a campaign to sup- port the studies of 1,000 seminarians in 21 dioceses worldwide. It honors Father Jacques Hamel, an 84-year-old priest who was murdered while celebrating Mass in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, France. Support for the formation of new priests is a concrete response to funda- mentalism, because especially in countries where the extremist threat is the greatest, the ministers of God must possess the appropriate tools to promote dialogue and contribute to a peaceful coexistence between all the religious groups, putting an end to the conflicts, said Alessandro Monteduro, director of the group in Italy. ISIS claimed responsibility for the July 26 attack, in which two armed gunmen stormed the church, taking the priest and four others hostage. They slit Father Hamels throat and critically injured another hostage before being shot dead by police. Campaign to help 1,000 seminarians honors murdered French priest

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