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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

The Commander of the Joint Military Operation Commander, Army Lt Gen Talib Shaghati (AP)

The Iraqi commander made the call as the army approached a historic Christian town near Mosul

Choir members arriving to sing at the mourning Mass for Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda (AP)

The honorary Oscar-winner Andrzej Wajda died in hospital at the age of 90 earlier this month

Jesuit Father Arturo Sosa Abascal, the new superior general of the Society of Jesus (CNS)

Jesuit Father Arturo Sosa Abascal was elected last week

President Barack Obama and Democrat advisor John Podesta, seen walking from the White House to the Department of the Interior in 2014 (PA)

Christopher Hale said many people were involved in founding CACG, but its only current aim is ‘to promote the social teaching of the Church’

The US bishops attend the opening Mass of a plenary assembly in St Louis (Chris Lee/St Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/10/16

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A general view of the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral (PA)

After a break-in at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, Anglicans donate almost £1,000 in show of support