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The parents of Christina Khider Abada, who has been kidnapped by ISIS

Terrorists snatched Christina Khider Abada from her parents in northern Iraq

Professor Silviu Itescu

Professor Silviu Itescu is pioneering a therapy for congestive heart failure

An elderly Iraqi woman fleeing Islamic State violence pictured at a refugee camp (CNS)

Group of Iraqis refused demands of extremists to ‘convert to Islam or be beheaded’

Displaced Iraqi Christian families, who fled from the village of Hamdaniya near the northern city of Mosul (PA)

Babies and the elderly among those suffering from diseases, thirst and malnutrition

Christian refugees march against persecution by Islamic State fighters outside the UN compound in Irbil, Iraq (also below - CNS)

Demonstrators faint in the heat during march on UN base in Irbil.

Mother Mary Veronica of the Passion

Pope formally declares that Mother Mary Veronica of the Passion, a Carmelite nun, lived a life of heroic virtue

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster has expressed his opposition to Lord Falconer's Assisted Dying Bill

Cardinal Nichols and other religious leaders have spoken out

Paul Lamb and  Jane Nicklinson, widow of Tony Nicklinson (PA)

A majority of judges felt it was better for Parliament to decide on the legality of assisted suicide

Frances Taylor, who worked alongside Florence Nightingale in the Crimean War

Frances Taylor later set up refuges for prostitutes and homeless women and children

Politicians have complained to health secretary Jeremy Hunt over the move (PA)

MP says Britain risks ‘isolating itself from the rest of the world’