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Cardinal Nichols (AP)

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

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

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

Activists hold a photo of slain environmental rights activist Berta Caceres during a protest outside the presidential house in Tegucigalpa, Honduras (CNS)

Berta Caceres, who rallied opposition to a hydroelectric project, was murdered in her home on March 3

Pope Francis poses with President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry,  at the Vatican in 2014 (AP)

Sunday marked three years since Francis was elected pope

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

John Kerry pictured with Cardinal Parolin (CNS)

Cardinal Pietro Parolin met with Kerry for an hour

Cardinal Fernando Filoni (CNS)

Cardinal Fernando Filoni’s visit delayed by 24 hours due to logistical problems

Pope Francis and Barack Obama meet for the first time Below: The Pope and the president exchange gifts, plus a video of the meeting (PA, RomeReports)

President Obama has visited the Vatican for a private meeting with the Pope

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni signs an anti-homosexuality bill into law (CNS)

Ugandan bishops have said that they support compassion