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Pope Francis attends an interfaith peace gathering outside the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi, Italy (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Peaceful people gather to pray for peace – it won’t sway those in favour of violence

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians (AP)

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Oguzhan Akdin, left

Witnesses say 16 year-old Oguzhan Akdin shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ while he shot the priest twice in the head

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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’