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The House of Lords (PA)

Lord Alton said the rejection of an amendment to the Immigration Bill was a ‘lamentable failure’ by Parliament

US Secretary of State John Kerry (PA)

US Secretary of State says ISIS is genocidal in both its ideology and actions towards Yazidis, Christians and Shia

David Cameron has been urged by lawyers and parliamentarians to recognise ISIS's actions as genocidal (PA)

A cross-party group of peers is pushing for a judge to determine whether ISIS are carrying out genocide in the Middle East

A young Syrian refugee  at a temporary camp, in the Lebanese Town of Al-Faour (AP)

The House of Representatives also called for the establishment of a Syrian war crimes tribunal under United Nations authority

Iraqi Christian refugees attend an outdoor prayer service to mark a year since their displacement in Fuheis, Jordan (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

Document calls on the US State Department to recognise the genocide

A militia member stands guard in the Iraqi Christian village of Bakufa, 18 miles north of Mosul (AP)

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Pope Francis exchanges gifts with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at the Vatican (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

The Pope and Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi talked about the importance of reconciliation

Rob Flello has tabled a Commons motion (PA)

Rob Flello MP has tabled a Commons motion calling for Parliament to push the UN to create a stated consensus

St Elijah's monastery was 1,400 years old (PA)

Last week it was revealed that ISIS destroyed Iraq’s oldest Christian monastery in 2014

St. Elijah's Monastery,  pictured in 2008 (AP)

ISIS destroy Iraq’s oldest monastery

The monastery stood for more than 1,000 years before it was razed by Islamist militants