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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

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’