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Pope Francis talks to reporters during his flight to Poland (AP)

The Pope spoke to reporters on his flight to Poland for World Youth Day

Bruce Willis arrives for the UK Premiere of Die Hard 4.0 (PA)

The book, also available as an app, includes chapters on God’s providence, the family, and economics

Police officers prevent access to the church where a hostage taking took place yesterday (AP)

Hostages say they were held at gunpoint and made to film the body Fr Jacques Hamel

Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney (CNS)

Archbishop Fisher called for solidarity with other religions, and said the attackers targeted the Christian faith

Pilgrims sing and dance in the rain prior to the opening Mass for World Youth Day (CNS)

St John Paul II’s former secretary preached to more than 200,000 pilgrims on Tuesday

Pilgrims attend the Opening Mass at World Youth Day in Kraków
(Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

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French police guards the street to access the church where  Fr Hamel was killed (AP)

A nun who escaped the church in in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray said the terrorists filmed themselves before killing Fr Jacques Hamel

French police officers stand guard in front of the Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray's city hall (AP)

An Italian politician is urging Pope Francis to put the slain French priest, Fr Jacques Hamel, on a fast track to sainthood

A French soldier stands guard as he prevents access to the scene of the ISIS attack in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, Normandy, France (AP)

Mohammed Karabila, president of the Regional Council of the Muslim Faith for Haute-Normandie, said he was ‘appalled by the death of his friend’ Fr Jacques Hamel

Young pilgrims walking in a thunderstorm on their way to Mass at WYD 2016 in Krakow (AP)

Pope Francis is scheduled to arrive at World Youth Day on Wednesday