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Prime Minister David Cameron (AP)

Conservative whips canvassing their party’s MPs over whether they would support military action

Pope Francis (CNS)

Francis makes comments during general audience St Peter’s Square

Francis blesses a child after today's general audience (AP)

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Prince Charles: 'Words seem inadequate at such an unimaginable time of suffering'

Prince of Wales says he is ‘heartbroken’ by the ‘barbaric persecution’ of religious minorities at hands of ISIS

A woman who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar sits with a child inside a tent at a camp in Syria's northern town of Qamishli (CNS)

‘We can’t ignore our solidarity with brothers and sisters of our faith,’ says Cardinal Wuerl

A displaced woman and child flee Islamic State in Sinjar, Iraq (Photo: CNS)

The priest had sent a message telling the Pope: ‘I’m afraid of losing your children’

The Islamic State must also be defeated on the battelground of ideas (AP)

The Islamic State may be defeated militarily, but its ideas will still attract young zealots

An Iraqi refugee comforts her child in the safety of Kurdistan (CNS)

Christian leaders call for Muslim leaders to stand up against extremists after harrowing visit to Iraq

Displaced Yazidis fleeing Iraq for Syria (PA)

The tragedy of the Yazidis of Iraq

The Middle East is increasingly a place to conceal one’s religion

Francis greets Paul Bhatti, brother of Shahbaz Bhatti, in May 2013 (AP)

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