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A Bangladeshi policeman stands guard at the spot where three motorcycle-riding assailants hacked student activist Nazimuddin Samad to death in April (AP)

Unlike the lynch mobs of Bangladesh, the Church has nothing to fear from modern secularism

Pope Francis speaks to faithful gathered in St Peter's Square on Sunday (AP)

Francis will pray for peace with leaders of other religions in the Italian town on Tuesday

People pray the rosary (CNS)

Tune in and find out what’s really happening in the Catholic Church

Pope Francis said that Christians must try to understand difference (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The Pope has delivered a video message to participants at the “Together for Europe” gathering in Munich

The London cemetery and extension in Longueval, France, where some of the soldier's who fought in the battle of the Somme which started on July 1  1916 are buried (PA)

July 1 marks the 100th anniversary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme, the bloodiest day in the history of the British Army

A general view of York Crown Court (PA)

Trial begins of four men accused of carrying out religiously aggravated assault

A woman in Bayelsa, Nigeria, reads an army poster picturing wanted Boko Haram suspects (CNS)

More than 200 schoolgirls were abducted by the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram in 2014

Swiss Cardinal Kurt Koch (CNS)

Cardinal Kurt Koch, who leads ecumenical relations for the Vatican, made the comments at an interfaith meeting in Cambridge

Rory Kinnear as Hamlet (National Theatre)

Take heart from one of the life-enhancing messages of Shakespeare’s famous play

President Xi Jinping  (AP)

Over the past two years authorities in China have torn down church crosses and other outward symbols of the Christian faith