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Muslim worshippers gather in front of the memorial to Fr Hamel in Saint Etienne (AP)

Muslims and Catholics joined in Friday prayers at a mosque in the Normandy town where Fr Jacques Hamel was killed

A design of the mosque created in 2008 (AP Photo/KSP Engel und Zimmermann Architekten)

The mosque, if completed, will be bigger than its rival in Morocco – which may be part of the point

Pope Francis (AP)

A Vatican spokesman confirmed Francis received the invitation during an early morning private audience

Palestinian and Vatican flags are displayed at a refugee camp in the West Bank during Benedict XVI's Holy Land visit in 2009 (AP)

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The Archdiocese of Birmingham has sold St Peter's to the local Muslim community

St Peter’s Catholic church in Cobridge will be used as a mosque following its sale