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20160726T0856 0551 CNS POPE FRENCH HOSTAGE 800A policeman reacts as he secures a position in front of city hall after two assailants killed 84-year-old Father Jacques Hamel and took five people hostage during a weekday morning Mass at the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, France, near Rouen July 26. (CNS photo/Pascal Rossignol/Reuters)

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – The murder of a priest in northern France, taken hostage with a handful of other faithful during a weekday morning Mass July 26, is another act of "absurd violence" added to too many stories of senseless violence and death, said the Vatican spokesman.

20160725T0851 0460 CNS POLAND ARRIVE 800World Youth Day pilgrims from Lima, Peru, pose for a photo in front of an image of St. John Paul II after arriving July 23 at John Paul II International Airport in Krakow, Poland. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – With his visit to World Youth Day only a few days away, Pope Francis asked young pilgrims to accompany his visit to Krakow, Poland, with prayers.

20160720T1017 4713 CNS POPE POLAND VIDEO 800The entrance gate to the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp is seen in Oswiecim, Poland, in this Sept. 4, 2015, file photo. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis said he looks forward to his upcoming visit to Poland for World Youth Day and that his visit will be inspired by mercy during this Jubilee Year.

20160718T1456 0378 CNS POKEMON GO EVANGELIZE 800Alec Richardson, Brennan Moore, Adam Salman and Blake Koelz hunt Pokemon stops July 14 around the grounds of Assumption Church in St. Louis. (CNS photo/Lisa Johnston, St. Louis Review)

ST. LOUIS (CNS) – Since its release in the United States July 6, Pokemon Go has quickly become a cultural phenomenon.

nice20160718T1038 4690 CNS POPE ANGELUS NICE 800A woman prays as she attends Mass July 15 at the Nice cathedral in France to pay tribute to victims of people killed in the Bastille Day attack. Pope Francis prayed that God give comfort to grieving families and foil the plans of those who wish to harm others. (CNS photo/Eric Gaillard, Reuters)

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Remembering the victims of the tragic terrorist attack in Nice, France, Pope Francis prayed that God may give comfort to grieving families and foil the plans of those who wish to harm others.

20160714T1109 4626 CNS MOVIE REVIEW GHOSTBUSTERS 800Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones star in a scene from the movie "Ghostbusters." (CNS photo/Sony)

NEW YORK (CNS) – Few films released over the last several decades have embedded themselves as firmly in the public consciousness as the 1984 comedy "Ghostbusters."

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