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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II, pictured at the Vatican with Pope Francis in 2015. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

Patriarch Aphrem II of the Syriac Orthodox Church has urged Western governments to tighten border controls to curb movement of terrorists

Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces was amongst the signatories of the declaration (CNS)

US bishops and Iranian religious leaders vow to work together to fight extremism

Pope Francis speaks to journalists aboard his flight to Rome (CNS)

The Pope spoke to reporters on the flight back to Rome from Kraków

Queen Elizabeth II delivers the Queen's Speech during the State Opening of Parliament (AP)

The bishops said the best way to combat extremism was through effective integration

Cardinal Vincent Nichols (PA)

The cardinal said the Prevent strategy risked doing ‘immense damage’

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks laughs during this morning's Templeton Prize press conference (AP)

Lord Sacks awarded Templeton Prize

The prize is awarded each year to ‘a living person who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension’

Pope Francis may be set to visit Scotland (AP)

A professor at St Andrews University has invited the Pope to sign an inter-faith declaration against extremism

A pro-ISIS demonstration in Mosul (PA)

The secretary of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue spoke at the inaugural Arab Thinkers’ Forum

The Houses of Parliament (Photo: PA)

Leaked Government plans include proposal to sack charity trustees deemed ‘extremist’

Those who sign up to the register will reportedly be subject to Government-specified training (Mazur/

A report by the Daily Telegraph claims the proposal is part of the Government’s anti-extremism strategy