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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

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

A journalist browses though Amoris Laetitia at the press conference for its release (PA)

The letter shows the real division is not pro- and anti-Francis, or rigorism versus mercy, but over Church teaching

Vehicles queuing at the Port of Dover in Kent (PA)

The Dominican Youth Movement had a delayed start to the World Youth Day pilgrimage, but should still make it to Krakow ahead of Pope Francis