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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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