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Kraków (Poland) (AFP) - Pope Francis became the first pontiff to hop on an ordinary city tram on Thursday, on his way to the opening ceremony of an international Catholic extravaganza in Poland. The Argentine, 79, boarded a yellow and white street car with "Pope's tram" on the destination screen. Francis was sharing the ecologically friendly tram, which was painted in the colours of the Vatican, with 15 young disabled people and their carers for the 800-metre (0.5-mile) journey.
France on Thursday identified the second jihadist involved in the brutal killing of an elderly priest, as calls mounted for the prime minister and interior minister to resign after the latest terror attack. Prosecutors named the assailant as 19-year-old Abdel Malik Petitjean, who was listed in June on France's "Fiche S" system of people posing a potential threat to national security after he tried to reach Syria from Turkey. Petitjean, whose face was disfigured when he was shot dead by police, had been harder to identify than his accomplice Adel Kermiche, also 19.