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Two nuns enjoy the sun on the beach (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

The deputy mayor of Nice said that both habits and burkinis were banned on local beaches in an interview yesterday on Radio 4

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Nuns wade in the sea at Copacabana beach during World Youth Day 2013 (AP Photo/Nicolas Tanner)

Secretary-general of the bishops’ conference points out that nuns and ‘peasant grandmothers’ stay covered up at the beach too

Walking sticks are offered for sale to pilgrims near Vega la Valcarce, northern Spain (AP)

The pair spent five days in the open and drank from ditches and animal troughs when their food and water ran out

Fr Jacques Hamel

Defending the common good

To prevent attacks before they occur, the underlying causes of ISIS’s success must be addressed

‘Vultures circle overhead’: police guard the Basilica of Sacré-Coeur in Paris (PA)

The saints’ answer to terrorism

Martyrs are witnesses to the truths for which they have died; teaching us that beyond our human estimations of value there lies the greater order of Love

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

Martyrdom is an act of witness; it is a way that God has of trying to tell His Church something important, and we must listen

Riot police officers in Paris (AP)

Thirty people barricaded themselves inside the church of St Rita

The coffin of Fr Hamel is carried outside the Rouen cathedral (AP)

An estimated 1,700 people gathered in Rouen cathedral for the funeral Mass of the murdered priest

A French flag and a prayer beads are displayed at a makeshift memorial in front of the Saint Etienne church where Fr Jacques Hamel was killed (AP)

The French government must recognise its culture as traditionally Judeo-Christian – in short, a cultural renaissance needs to be facilitated by the state