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Women can discover a religious vocation in their fifties (CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters)

Most religious communities and congregations will only accept candidates for the religious life into their thirties

People pray the rosary (CNS)

Offering a daily rosary and initiating Muslim-Catholic dialogue are two necessary responses to the Islamist threat

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

Muslim worshippers gather in front of the memorial at the Saint Etienne church, in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, Normandy, where Fr Hamel was killed (AP)

Muslims attended Mass in churches and cathedrals across France and Italy on Sunday in response to the murder of Fr Jacques Hamel

Pope Francis celebrates a Mass at the St John Paul II Sanctuary (AP)

Pope Francis celebrated Mass for priests and religious at the Sanctuary of St John Paul II in Kraków

French soldiers stand guard as they prevent the access to the scene of an attack in St Etienne du Rouvray, Normandy,  (AP)

For Catholics and other Christians in the Middle East, the atrocity at Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray is far from unimaginable

Parishioners pray at a Mass dedicated to the slain and injured Dallas Police officers at the Cathedral Guadalupe in Dallas (AP)

Five Dallas police officers were killed by a gunman targeting police on July 7

Cardinal Robert Sarah (CNS)

Commentators have debated the Vatican’s ‘rebuke’, Latin translation and the future of the liturgy

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments (CNS)

The cardinal speech entitled, Towards an Authentic Implementation of Sacrosanctum Concilium, was delivered in London on July 5

Pope Francis holds a candle as he celebrates a Mass with religious in St Peter's Basilica in February (CNS)

Pope Francis met Cardinal Sarah to indicate that no liturgical directives will begin in Advent, according to Vatican spokesman