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Benedict XVI prays in front of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima during a candlelight vigil at the Marian shrine of Fatima (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

The Pope Emeritus stating there is no unpublished secret has only fuelled the Fatima rumour machine

The Last Judgment by Stefan Lochner (c 1410–1451)

Review: Afterlife by Philip C Almond

Priests pray the Lord's Prayer as Pope Francis celebrates Mass in June (CNS)

Fr Jacques Hamel was one of the legions of humble and unassuming parish priests who offer their whole lives to Christ

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

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

Flowers and a message are placed at the home of Fr Jacques Hamel (AP)

The Church today is living in a time of saints, and of martyrs, and I suspect we shall see rather more of both in the coming weeks and years

People kneel at confessionals set up in a park in Kraków (AP)

Amid all the excitement at the start of World Youth Day, there have been opportunities for profound reflection

Tributes at the city hall entrance close to the home of Father Jacques Hamel (AP)

Fr Hamel told his parishioners to aim for sanctity, pointing to the example of the Martin family

Pilgrims gather for Mass at the Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa (Daisy Powles)

At World Youth Day, young Catholics will use the weapons of prayer and brotherhood to defy terrorists

French soldiers stand guard as they prevent the access to the scene of an attack in St Etienne du Rouvray, Normandy,  (AP)

For Catholics and other Christians in the Middle East, the atrocity at Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray is far from unimaginable