Turkey

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

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

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

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

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

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

‘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

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

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