“They forced him to his knees,” Rev. Sr. Danielle told French TV station BMFTV, “and he tried to defend himself and that’s when the drama began.”
Sr Danielle was attending the Mass that was interrupted by the ISIS attackers in which they slit the throat of the 84-year-old priest Fr. Jacques Hamel
“They [the attackers] arrived in the church this morning and everyone was shouting ‘stop it! Don’t you realize what you’re doing? Stop! Stop!’ Nothing happened.”
“They forced him to his knees,” Rev. Sr. Danielle told French TV station BMFTV, “and he tried to defend himself and that’s when the drama began.
“I reacted when he attacked [Fr.] Jacques and he was on his knees and nearly made him fall and that’s when I ran, I got out fast and he [the attacker] was busy giving him [the priest] the knife so he didn’t see me leave. People were screaming, the couple screamed, everyone reacted.
“It was filmed too, they filmed themselves, it was like a sermon around the altar, in Arabic.
“It was terrible. I must say he was an extraordinary priest, that’s all I can say and a great, a great Father Jacques.”