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Militants told Christians they would be killed if they were seen in church

Friends say that Ignacio Echeverria, who attacked a terrorist with a skateboard, was deeply committed to his faith

Officials have also urged people not to share the video, saying the militants sought to fan hatred between Christians and Muslims

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The Philippines Islamists reportedly warned a bishop they would kill their hostages unless the military called off its offensive

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A special forces soldier helps a family carry their child to cross from an ISIS-controlled part of Mosul to an area controlled by Iraqi forces

Campaigners want US government to do more to help Christians and other minorities persecuted by ISIS

A priest says 1,000 Christians have fled, with some receiving threats on their mobile phones

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