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Pope Francis with the relatives of the terrorist atrocity in Nice (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

Francis urged the families to resist the temptation to ‘respond to hatred with hatred and to violence with violence’

'The poll reminds us of the necessity of the role of reason in theology' (AP)

A new poll suggests up to a third of France’s Muslims reject the legitimacy of the country’s secular law

Fr Jacques Hamel

Pope Francis was speaking at a Mass in memory of Fr Jacques Hamel

A French police officer patrols in front of Notre Dame cathedral, in Paris (AP)

The women were charged with criminal terrorist association linked to the discovery of the car filled with gas cylinders

A makeshift memorial for Fr Hamel near Rouen, France (CNS)

The 85-year-old French priest was killed by two Islamists while celebrating Mass

Notre Dame Cathedral (CNS)

A document pledging loyalty to ISIS and belonging to the suspect was found after a standoff with police on Thursday night

People pray the rosary (CNS)
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French police officers patrol outside the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris (AP)

Officials have said the car’s owner and another person were taken into custody

France's interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve (AP/Michel Euler)

France’s Interior Minister is mounting a bid to unite Muslims and non-Muslims in France as tensions rise following the ‘Burkini ban’

Demonstrators stage a beach party outside the French Embassy, in Knightsbridge, London, in protest at the French government's burkini ban (PA)

Are the French authorities right to try and ban it? I confess to being a bit torn on this one