Paris, 09 August, 2021 / 11:40 am (ACI Africa).
France’s interior minister announced on Monday that a Catholic priest has been murdered in western France.
Gérald Darmanin wrote on his Twitter account on Aug. 9 that he was traveling to the Vendée department of France following the killing.
“All my support to the Catholics of our country after the dramatic murder of a priest in Vendée. I am going to the scene,” he said.
He did not offer any further information about the incident.
The Diocese of Luçon, which comprises the department of Vendée, named the murdered priest as Fr. Olivier Maire, provincial superior of Montfort Missionaries (the Company of Mary).