Italian missionary murdered in Philippines
CWN - October 17, 2011
An Italian missionary priest was shot and killed in the Philippines on October 17.
Father Fausto Tentorio is the third Italian member of his institute, the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME), to be slain on the island of Mindanao since 1985. A man “suddenly appeared and without provocation shot the victim hitting his body,” said a police spokesman.
“For over 32 years, Father Fausto worked closely with the natives of the place, Manobos, training and organizing their small communities,” according to the PIME Philippines blog. “He was answering to their everyday needs and hopes, but ‘answering’ also meant to address the local most powerful forces involved in properties and personal interests instead of local and universal brotherhood.”
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