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An Iraqi military helicopter flies over the frontline near Bartella, Iraq on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. I (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)

On Tuesday coalition forces began their offensive to recapture Mosul and its surrounding villages

An episcopal ordination in Xuzhou, China (AP)

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Pope Francis speaks with Andrea Tornielli last year (CNS)

The article in La Stampa is headlined ‘Catholics who are anti-Francis but love Putin’

The Bill seeks to end discrimination against disabled unborn babies (PA)

Lord Shinkwin’s Bill will have its Second Reading on Friday in the House of Lords

Hillary Clinton answers a questions during the third presidential debate in Las Vegas last night (AP)

Hilary Clinton said the Government had no right to interfere with women’s personal decisions

Dr James Whitehead said pornography had no place in the classroom (Courtney Sacco/Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP)

Dr James Whitehead has responded to calls for pornography to be taught in schools

An Assyrian church in Irbil, where many Christian refugees from the Mosul area now live (AP)

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Queen Elizabeth II receives the Interfaith Gold Medallion Peace through Dialogue from Sir Sigmund Sternberg watched by Chief Rabbi, Sir Jonathan Sacks (right).

The Jewish recipient of a Papal knighthood will be remembered for his work in promoting interfaith dialogue

Pope Francis greets a girl holding a stuffed animal during his general audience in St Peter's Square at the Vatican Oct. 19. (CNS photo/Paul Haring).

Feeding the hungry is an ethical imperative, the Pope told his General Audience today

If plans go ahead, this will be the first Mcdonald's branch to open in Vatican City

Cardinal Elio Sgreccia spoke out about the proposed opening of the branch in sight of St Peter’s Square