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Nigerian soldier, pictured in 2015, manning a checkpoint in Gwoza, Nigeria (AP)

Analysts are warning that a leadership struggle among Islamist groups could lead to more killings

A Vatican policeman helps a young girl who strayed into a restricted area during one of the Pope's general audiences (CNS)

Francis celebrated Mass to mark the the 200th anniversary of the Vatican Gendarme

A detainee at Guantanamo Bay (AP)

Former detainees are taking up arms against America. The US’s strategy appears to have misfired

Fr Jacques Hamel

Pope Francis was speaking at a Mass in memory of Fr Jacques Hamel

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

A makeshift memorial for Fr Hamel near Rouen, France (CNS)

The 85-year-old French priest was killed by two Islamists while celebrating Mass

Police officers are seen outside St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

I visited Rome prepared for the sight of more police and soldiers, but I hadn’t anticipated how this extra security would change my experience of the city

France's interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve (AP/Michel Euler)

France’s Interior Minister is mounting a bid to unite Muslims and non-Muslims in France as tensions rise following the ‘Burkini ban’

People carry a victim's coffin as they attend funeral services for victims of the suicide bombing in Gaziantep (AP)

A suicide bomber killed 51 people at a Kurdish wedding party on Saturday

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran (left), Sheik Ahmad el-Tayeb, grand imam of al-Azhar mosque, and Archbishop Georg Gaenswein at the Vatican (CNS)

The way to counter terrorists’ hatred is with education and dialogue, Cardinal Tauran has said