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Pilgrims queue to visit the grotto at Lourdes (AP)

The increase in security measures comes after a spate of Islamist attacks in France

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’

Forensic officers stand near the truck that plowed through a crowd in nice on Bastille Day (AP)

Young Muslim men are particularly vulnerable to being exploited by terrorists, therefore a proper preventative strategy has to be aimed at them

Police officers walk to the crime scene near the River Main, where a 17-year-old man from Afghanistan was shot  (AP)

A 17-year-old Afghan refugee injured four people on a train in the German city

Egyptian military police stand guard at the Almaza military airport in north Sinai (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Officials say a priest was gunned down while walking in the city of el-Arish

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

Fr Al-Bazi: ‘They said we have all night to take out your teeth, and you have plenty’ (CNS)

Fr Douglas Al-Bazi’s torturers asked him why he wasn’t afraid of death. He told them: ‘For me, death is the beginning. But for you it is the end’

Yemeni pro-government fighters guard the Missionaries of Charity elderly home (CNS)

Sister Mary Judith was one of four women religious killed when suspected Islamists stormed a nursing home

Pakistani Christian women mourn during the funeral service of Sahil Pervez who was killed in the suicide bombing in Lahore (AP)

A breakaway faction of the Taliban said it targeted Christians on Easter Sunday

A man prays during a memorial gathering in Brussels following Tuesday's terrorist attacks (CNS)

Fr Michel Gaillard has served as chaplain of the Belgian airport targeted by ISIS for 10 years