We risk a return to the dark ages of public executions warns Prince Charles as he condemns graphic images of murder by terror groups while addressing service for Iraqi Christians

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By RUTH STYLES and MARTIN ROBINSON FOR MAILONLINE
Prince Charles urged people not to share gruesome Islamic State videos
He said that we have a ‘duty of care’ towards the families of those who are being executed on camera
Called IS killers blasphemers in speech to Christian community from Iraq
Charles also spoke out about persecution of Christians worldwide
He said: ‘To destroy another human being is to desecrate the image of the divine and is nothing less than a blasphemy’
The Prince of Wales said today he is worried the world may be returning to ‘the dark ages of public executions’ and urged people not to share gruesome films made by extremist groups like Islamic State.
Prince Charles also said that society has a ‘duty of care’ towards the families of those who are being executed on camera by terrorist groups in the Middle East in a speech to Iraqi Christians.
Islamic State has beheaded 27 people on film this year, including three Americans, two Britons and 22 Syrians, and the royal called their killers blasphemers.
Prince Charles spoke about the gruesome films at a Catholic church service in Acton, west London as he also spoke about the persecution of Christians worldwide.
He said: ‘It seems to me that all faiths to some extent shine a light on the divine image in every human life.
‘If that is so then surely to destroy another human being is to desecrate the image of the divine and to do so in the name of faith is nothing less than a blasphemy.
‘We hear much at present about the duty of care,’ he said.
‘Then, ladies and gentlemen, I am bound to ask whether there is not a duty of care towards the victims of violence and their families who, like you, are daily distraught by the graphic transmission of violent images of their loved

The church service at at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Acton was for Chaldean Christians, a denomination of the Catholic Church that includes many Iraqis and Syrians.

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