Pope Francis says that he wants to make Father Jacques Hamel, the French priest killed by Islamic terrorists as he was celebrating mass, a saint. The usual miracles are not necessary, it turns out, because Father Hamel was martyred for his faith. The pope also said that the persecution of Christians is satanic.
Pope Francis has signalled that he is preparing to canonise Father Jacques Hamel, the French priest murdered by two Islamist terrorists in July.
Father Hamel could be made a saint without needing miracles because he died a Christian martyr.