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The Bulgarian Orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia (PA)

The Church needs a better response to the Sunni-Shia war and and global poverty

People pray the rosary (CNS)

Offering a daily rosary and initiating Muslim-Catholic dialogue are two necessary responses to the Islamist threat

Secretaries are often the first point of contact for those interested in the Church

Church secretaries should be a cheery voice at the end of the phone to prevent scaring away callers

A makeshift memorial for Fr Hamel near Rouen, France (CNS)

Martyrdom is an act of witness; it is a way that God has of trying to tell His Church something important, and we must listen

Nuns wait for the start of a vigil held by Pope Francis at Campus Misericordiae in Brzegi, Poland (AP)

Visits to World Youth Day and Lourdes remind us that the Church belongs to the poor, not the rich

Pope Francis steps out from the plane as he arrives in Poland earlier this year (AP)

Does the Holy Father believe that ISIS is really a front for something else?

Soldiers patrol in front of Sacré-Cœur Basilica in Paris (AP)

And it can be found inside the Basilica of Sacré-Coeur in Paris

Forensic officers stand near the truck that plowed through a crowd in nice on Bastille Day (AP)

Young Muslim men are particularly vulnerable to being exploited by terrorists, therefore a proper preventative strategy has to be aimed at them

'Mr Erdogan is frequently described as paranoid, but given the history of Turkey, this is not altogether surprising' (Kayhan Ozer/Press Presidency Press Service via AP, Pool)

Turkey represents the other: it shows what a Europe without Christianity might have looked like

A Bible printed in Arabic, at the ancient monastery of St  Anthony, in Egypt (AP)

Perhaps discussing the Scriptures is the best way in for Muslims