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A French police officer patrols in front of Notre Dame cathedral, in Paris (AP)

The women were charged with criminal terrorist association linked to the discovery of the car filled with gas cylinders

Notre Dame Cathedral (CNS)

A document pledging loyalty to ISIS and belonging to the suspect was found after a standoff with police on Thursday night

French police officers patrol outside the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris (AP)

Officials have said the car’s owner and another person were taken into custody

Riot police officers in Paris (AP)

Thirty people barricaded themselves inside the church of St Rita

Patriarch Twal: 'The statement comes too late ... and it bears no correspondence with reality' (Mazur/

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

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Environmentalists campaigning in Paris  (CNS)

An agreement on global warming was reached at the end of the COP21 summit in Paris on the weekend

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address yesterday (AP)

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Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (CNS)

The COP21 conference, currently underway in Paris, will conclude on Friday

The UN's COP21 Climate Change Conference (AP)

Pope Francis has said it would be ‘tragic’ if special interests won out over the common good