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A French soldier stands guard as he prevents access to the scene of the ISIS attack in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, Normandy, France (AP)

Mohammed Karabila, president of the Regional Council of the Muslim Faith for Haute-Normandie, said he was ‘appalled by the death of his friend’ Fr Jacques Hamel

'Mr Erdogan is frequently described as paranoid, but given the history of Turkey, this is not altogether surprising' (Kayhan Ozer/Press Presidency Press Service via AP, Pool)

Turkey represents the other: it shows what a Europe without Christianity might have looked like

Family members and friends attend the funeral service for Gulsen Bahadir, 28, a flight attendant killed at the blasts at Ataturk airport (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Church leaders in the US and Britain have offered prayers for Turkey following the Istanbul terror attack

Passengers embrace each other on the entrance to Istanbul's Ataturk airport (AP)

‘May the Lord convert the hearts of the violent, and sustain our feet on the way of peace,’ said the Pope in his Angelus address

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople speaking ahead of the Pan-Orthodox Council (CNS)

The leaders said they hoped the Pan-Orthodox Council would become a regular event, taking place ‘every seven to 10 years’

Pope Francis with Catholicos Karekin II and Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan at Tzitzernakaberd Memorial Complex in Yerevan, Armenia (AP)

A Turkish Foreign Ministry statement accused the Pope of ‘bias’ and said he had ‘disappointed the Turkish people’

Orthodox patriarchs and primates at the Orthodox Academy of Crete (CNS)

Pope Francis sent a message of support ahead of the opening of the Pan-Orthodox Council

The World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul (AP)

Pope Francis sent a message to the summit urging participants to ‘contribute in a real way to alleviate the sufferings of millions’

Pope Francis (CNS)

Francis was speaking to the faithful gathered in St Peter’s Square on Sunday

Armenians venerate an icon of canonised victims of the genocide in Echmiadzin (AP)

St Gregory of Narek, a Doctor of the Church, urges us to recognise the evil within us and the world