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Pope Francis (AP Photo/Fabio Frustaci)

Francis has expressed ‘pain and horror for this absurd violence’, the Vatican spokesman has said

Flowers, candles and messages are placed on the city hall entrance close to the home of Fr Jacques Hamel (AP)

French prosecutors have named Adel Kermiche, 19, as one of the two attackers who stormed a church and killed Fr Jacques Hamel

A nun uses a tablet to take pictures of Pope Francis in 2015 (AP)

The Pope said smartphones and computers offer ‘useful help’, but should not ‘become an obstacle’

A congregation of Coptic Christians in Egypt (AP)

Pope Tawadros II said that since 2013 there have been 37 sectarian attacks on Christians in Egypt and urged lawmakers to preserve national unity

Pope Tawadros II has suspended his weekly public catechesis in Cairo (AP)

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Cardinal Raymond Burke (PA)

The cardinal said the devil tries to sow doubt in Catholics’ minds about defending human life publicly

Young people at a concert in Warsaw ahead of the start of WYD 2016 (AP)

A spokesman for prosecutors in Lodz said that ‘small amounts of explosives, not sufficient to make an explosion’ were found on the man

Pope Francis blesses a child  during the previous World Youth Day in Rio (AP)

World Youth Day 2016 is taking place in Krakow this week and the Pope is taking part in a number of events

Copies of Pope Francis's apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (CNS)

The letter asks the cardinals to request a clarification from the Pope that some interpretations of Amoris Laetitia are heretical

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro giving Pope Francis a gift in 2013 (AP)

Opposition leader Ernesto Samper will ask Pope Francis to send a representative to the country