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Cardinal Woelki: 'Prayer rooms and mosques are equally protected by our constitution as our churches and chapels' (AP)

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Iraqi mothers hold up posters of their sons,  soldiers who were killed by ISIS militants (AP)

While ISIS’s reign of terror lasts, we must do what we can to stop them – starting with today’s debate

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

Pope Francis meets refugees at the Moria refugee camp on the island of Lesbos (CNS)

Pope Francis, Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop Ieronymos signed a joint declaration insisting the world ‘cannot ignore colossal humanitarian crisis’

An Iraqi-Kurdish refugee family waits to be transferred from a makeshift camp at the port town of Skaramagkas, Greece.  (CNS photo/Alkis Konstantinidis, Reuters)

Pope Francis will visit refugees on the island of Lesbos on Saturday

Francis has reportedly promised to extend the validity of confessions heard by SSPX priests (CNS)

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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