Groups call for justice for killed priests

News Philippines Jun 22, 2018 at 4:28 pm


MANILA – “Killing a man of the cloth inside the church highlights the unfettered disregard for life under the current administration.”

The Promotion of Church People’s Response (PCPR), in a statement, strongly condemned the killing of Fr. Richmond Nilo of the Diocese of Cabanatuan. Fr. Nilo was killed around 5 p.m. June 10 in the chapel of Maymot village in Zaragoza, Nueva Ecija. He was preparing to officiate a mass.

He was the fourth church people killed under the watch of President Rodrigo Duterte. Different from other presidents, Duterte has been delivering tirades against the Church. In the week that Fr. Nilo was murdered, he had just renewed his tirades against the church after some brief period of silence.

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