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The murder – the sixth in less than a month – comes after ISIS promised to step up its attacks

Gamal Tawfiq, 50, was shot in the head by two militants on a motorbike who followed him as he walked from home to work

Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan visited beleaguered Christians in northern Iraq last month

They said priests who left without permission had to ‘regularise their status’

Peaceful people gather to pray for peace – it won’t sway those in favour of violence

Fighting fire with fire

ISIS has brought terror to Iraq’s Christian community. Now there’s a military fightback – but could it make things even worse?

Despite military defeats suffered by ISIS, Iraqi Christians say minority groups in the country face further uncertainty

Thousands of families, most of whom are Christian, have been displaced by ISIS offensives

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

The motion calls on the Government to table a resolution at the UN Security Council