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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

Evelyn Waugh was 'one of the strongest opponents of the vernacular' in England (AP)

The great novelist, who died 50 years ago, almost became the first president of the Latin Mass Society

Cardinal Robert Sarah celebrates Mass in Haiti in 2010 (CNS)

The Vatican’s liturgy chief said priests should view the proposed change as ‘something good for the Church, something good for our people’

Eucharistic adoration at a prayer service for vocations at Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntington, New York (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz, Long Island Catholic) (May 29, 2013)

The ‘most real thing in our everyday existence should be the Eucharist’, according to author Francis J Pierson