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Pilgrims attend a candlelight procession on the eve of Assumption (AP Photo/Bob Edme)

Pilgrims began arriving at the shrine before dawn to celebrate the feast of the Assumption

Pope Francis answers reporters questions on board the flight back to Rome (AP)

The Pope made clear his current thinking, that there is no such phenomenon as Islamist violence, any more than domestic violence in Italy constitutes ‘Catholic violence’

Pope Francis steps out from the plane as he arrives at Krakow on Wednesday (AP)

Does the Holy Father believe that ISIS is really a front for something else?

Flowers and stuffed toys are placed at a makeshift memorial to honour the victims of the Nice lorry attack (AP)

The Pontiff offered ‘a paternal and fraternal embrace to all of France’ after the lorry attack in Nice

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks said there was a 'pattern' of terrorism against Christians  (PA)

The former chief rabbi is ‘appalled’ at the international community’s indifference to the plight of Christians

Military pallbearers stand to attention next to the coffins of four Kenyan soldiers who were killed in an attack by al-Shabab in Somalia  (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

Dozens of men were killed during the attack on the El Adde camp

Charlie Hebdo editor Charb, who was murdered yesterday) AP Photo/MIchel Euler)

From January 2015: Charlie Hebdo made fun of all religions, including ours – and sometimes that is needed

African Christians worship in an Anglican church in Tripoli (PA)

The taking of the three men is the latest in a series of kidnappings of Middle East Christians

Camel riders pass stone pillars, a relic of the Roman Empire, in the desert city of Palmyra, central Syria (PA)

The grave threat to Palmyra should cause a collective shudder in all who love our heritage

Pope Francis (CNS)

Francis sends message to the patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church after latest ISIS massacre