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Pilgrims sing and dance in the rain prior to the opening Mass for World Youth Day (CNS)

St John Paul II’s former secretary preached to more than 200,000 pilgrims on Tuesday

Pilgrims gather for Mass at the Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa (Daisy Powles)

At World Youth Day, young Catholics will use the weapons of prayer and brotherhood to defy terrorists

French police guards the street to access the church where  Fr Hamel was killed (AP)

A nun who escaped the church in in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray said the terrorists filmed themselves before killing Fr Jacques Hamel

French police officers stand guard in front of the Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray's city hall (AP)

An Italian politician is urging Pope Francis to put the slain French priest, Fr Jacques Hamel, on a fast track to sainthood

Young pilgrims walking in a thunderstorm on their way to Mass at WYD 2016 in Krakow (AP)

Pope Francis is scheduled to arrive at World Youth Day on Wednesday

Pope Francis (AP Photo/Fabio Frustaci)

Francis has expressed ‘pain and horror for this absurd violence’, the Vatican spokesman has said

A nun uses a tablet to take pictures of Pope Francis in 2015 (AP)

The Pope said smartphones and computers offer ‘useful help’, but should not ‘become an obstacle’

Young people at a concert in Warsaw ahead of the start of WYD 2016 (AP)

A spokesman for prosecutors in Lodz said that ‘small amounts of explosives, not sufficient to make an explosion’ were found on the man

A journalist browses though Amoris Laetitia at the press conference for its release (PA)

The letter shows the real division is not pro- and anti-Francis, or rigorism versus mercy, but over Church teaching

Copies of Pope Francis's apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (CNS)

The letter asks the cardinals to request a clarification from the Pope that some interpretations of Amoris Laetitia are heretical