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The European Parliament in Strasbourg  (AP Photo/Christian Lutz)

‘Historic’ vote by MEPs comes as the House of Commons prepares to debate the issue

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 Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe sits in Strasbourg, eastern France (AP)

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A screenshot from an ISIS video

The Archbishop of Westminster is set to discuss Islamic extremism at a Catholic education conference this week

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

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address yesterday (AP)

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Lord Weidenfeld

The 96-year-old founded the Weidenfeld & Nicolson publishing house in 1949

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

Bishop Patrick Lynch with Richard Harrington MP (http://www.catholicnews.org.uk)

Bishop Patrick Lynch met with Richard Harrington MP on Monday

Iraqi refugees who fled from Tikrit and other towns after the advance of ISIS pictured at a camp for displaced Iraqis outside Baghdad last year (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

A new report says ISIS is guilty of committing war crimes and ‘possibly genocide’ against the people of Iraq