Philippines: groups prod government on inquiry into priest's killing
November 25, 2011
More than 50 civic and religious organizations in the province of Mindanao have appealed to President Benigno Aquino of the Philippines to accelerate a probe into the murder of a Catholic missionary priest.
Father Fausto Tentorio was killed in Arakan on October 17. Local groups question the police efforts to solve the crime, and note that human-rights violations in Mindanao have increased in the weeks since the priest’s death.
- Investigations concerning Father Tentorio are being carried out at a slow pace, stop to impunity (Fides)
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