A large screen was erected outside the cathedral, where hundreds gathered in the rain to watch live footage of the proceedings inside. “We’re here as Father Jacques would have liked, together,” Lebrun told the mourners, who included French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and former Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius. “Ready to commune more, attentive to one another, not excluding anyone.” Lebrun paid tribute to Hamel’s 58 years of service as a priest — a vocation to which he was “wholly devoted,” he said. 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. vocationShe 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.
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