Pope Francis leaves for Poland with an Alitalia flight from the Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (Telenews/ANSA via AP Photo)
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Pope Francis said Wednesday the world was at war but argued that religion was not the cause, as he arrived in Poland a day after extremists murdered a Catholic priest in France.The brutal killing of the elderly priest during mass in France Tuesday, in an attack claimed by ISIS, has cast a shadow over Francis's trip to headline World Youth Day, a gathering of young Catholics from across the globe.A string of terror attacks targeting civilians in Europe appears to have dampened turnout for the World Youth Day festival, a week-long faith extravaganza dubbed "the Catholic Woodstock".At the heart of the visit will be a meeting with Holocaust survivors at the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz, where Francis will pray for the camp's 1.1 million mostly Jewish victims, before the five-day trip winds up with the customary papal vigil and mass.
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