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Chaldean Patriarch Sako: 'Maintaining unity will guarantee the defeat of extremism and terrorism' (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 28/09/16

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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’

Pope Francis attends an interfaith peace gathering outside the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi, Italy (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Peaceful people gather to pray for peace – it won’t sway those in favour of violence

Nigerian soldier, pictured in 2015, manning a checkpoint in Gwoza, Nigeria (AP)

Analysts are warning that a leadership struggle among Islamist groups could lead to more killings

Fr Gabriele Amorth (YouTube)

Fr Gabriele Amorth said he faced true demonic possession about 100 times

The Iraqi Christians at war with Isis
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Members of the Nineveh Plain Protection Units, who have won their first battle against ISIS (Photo: CNS)

Fighting fire with fire

ISIS has brought terror to Iraq’s Christian community. Now there’s a military fightback – but could it make things even worse?

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

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