Filipino bishop fears for hostages’ safety as troops liberate Marawi from terrorist control
September 04, 2017
CWN Editor's Note: As the Filipino military completes its drive to oust Islamic terrorists who had sought to seize the city of Marawi, Bishop Edwin de La Pena pleads for a cautious approach that will safeguard the lives of hostages captured in the city’s cathedral.
"Unfortunately, there are no negotiations,” the bishop reports, “because the militants are extremists and in their hate ideology they have left no room for dialogue. Moreover President Duterte has chosen the hard line and there are no channels for possible negotiations.”
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