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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

Boutros Boutros-Ghali pictured in 1992 (AP)

The Pope offered his condolences after the death of the former secretary-general of the United Nations

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

Pope Francis (CNS)

The resolution calls for a ceasefire, the establishment of a unity government and the calling of elections

An Iraqi Christian refugee girl holds a souvenir of the Holy Family as a boy looks on at a church in Hazmiyeh, near Beirut (CNS/Reuters)

Two Catholic politicians have written a letter signed by 60 colleagues calling on the prime minister to exert influence on the UN

Pope Francis sits next to Imam Tidiani Moussa Naibi during a  meeting with the Muslim community at the Koudoukou mosque in Bangui, Central African Republic (CNS)

Pope Francis praised for the ‘simple message’ he delivered to the troubled country’s Christians and Muslims

French President Francois Hollande, right, French Foreign Minister and president of the COP21 Laurent Fabius, second right, UN climate chief Christiana Figueres and UN Secretary General Ban ii-moon at COP21 (AP)

An agreement to try and curb global warming was reached at the UN climate change conference on Saturday

Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (CNS)

The COP21 conference, currently underway in Paris, will conclude on Friday

An American delegate looks at photos in a museum dedicated to the late Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero in San Salvador (CNS)

Three nuns and and a lay missionary were abducted and murdered by members of the National Guard

The UN's COP21 Climate Change Conference (AP)

Pope Francis has said it would be ‘tragic’ if special interests won out over the common good