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Pope Francis trips at start of Mass in Poland

Pope Francis tripped on a step and fell at the start of an outdoor Mass in Krakow, Poland, as he was blessing the altar on Thursday.

The 79-year-old was quickly helped up by aides and did not appear to be hurt. He then continued the Mass and read his homily as normal.

The Pope suffers from sciatica, a medical condition in which pain sometimes shoots down the leg from the lower back, which may have been a factor in the fall.

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DNA tests confirm identity of second man in priest killing

DNA tests show Abdel-Malik Nabil Petit Jean (right) was one of the men who killed a priest in a Normandy church.

DNA tests have confirmed the second man who killed a priest in a church in Normandy was Abdel-Malik Nabil Petit Jean, French prosecutors said.

The 19-year-old, who was born in the eastern Vosges region of France, slit the throat of Father Jacques Hamel with Adel Kermiche, also 19, during morning Mass in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, outside Rouen, on Tuesday.

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