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Pope Francis places a candle on a birthday cake bearing his coat of arms during lunch with the poor at the Mensa di San Francesco Poverino, a charity centre run by Caritas, in Florence (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano, handout)

Labour, SNP and Conservative MPs have tabled a motion praising the Pope’s achievements

Westminster Cathedral will be floodlit in red in November ‘to wake up politicians’ (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

‘If every parish in the country did the same it might at last wake up our political classes to the scale of the suffering,’ Aid to the Church in Need has said

An engineering technician in the control room on board Vanguard-class submarine HMS Vigilant, one of the UK's four nuclear warhead-carrying submarines (PA)

Ahead of Parliament vote on Trident renewal, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales said deploying nuclear weapons ‘does not fit within the Just War tradition’

Cardinal Nichols (AP)

Cardinal Nichols said that international assistance is required in the Middle East

Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell believes the audit will 'resume shortly' (AP)

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The House of Commons voted by 278 votes to 0, with backing from all major parties (PA)

The motion calls on the Government to table a resolution at the UN Security Council

The House of Commons will debate the motion this afternoon (PA)

MPs to debate ISIS genocide definition

Fiona Bruce’s motion calls for the Government to involve the International Criminal Court via the UN

A shopper on Oxford Street, London (PA)

Conservative rebels helped defeat the proposal, which would have allowed large shops to stay open for longer

A relative of Samuel Walham, one of 21 Copts beheaded by ISIS last year, weeps (Photo: AP)

We cannot ignore this genocide

Until the murderous persecution of Christians by ISIS is recognised for what it is, its perpetrators cannot be brought to international justice

The House of Commons has voted on the Assisted Dying Bill (PA)

Rob Marris presented his private member’s Bill in the House of Commons today