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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

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

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

Bishop Declan Lang highlighted the plight of persecuted Christians (©Mazur/

The Bishop of Clifton has said Catholics must not limit their solidarity to people of faith

A Kurdish sniper looks at the rubble in the Syrian city of Kobani (AP)

The road back to peace

The Middle East is more polarised along religious lines than ever before. Yet recent history shows the region can return to the enlightened tolerance it once enjoyed

A Yazidi woman released by ISIS last month (Photo: PA)

The cardinal, who visited Iraq last month, says he is praying for peace in the region

An elderly Yazidi in front of the Sharaf al-Deen temple shrine (PA)

Gerard Russell’s new book poses the question, what can we learn from the variety of religious beliefs found in the Middle East?

Pope Francis (AP)

The Vatican has released a translation of the speech delivered by Francis at the Apostolic Palace

Pope Francis greets Tahsin Said Ali Beg, a leader of the Yazidi people (CNS)

Delegates talked about the way Christians and Yazidis in Iraq have helped each other