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Ecumenical groups condemn sedition charges vs bishops, priests
Ecumenical Bishops Forum and Isaiah Ministry say the actions of the Duterte administration against critics show his steady move towards violent repression and total dictatorship
Duterte blames priests for fly interrupting his speech
A fly buzzes into President Rodrigo Duterte's face as he expresses frustration at the Catholic Church's teachings
CIDG sues Robredo, LP, bishops for sedition over Bikoy videos
(3rd UPDATE) Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra immediately forms a panel to investigate the complaint
When the Catholic Church flexes political muscles
Here's a look at the times when Catholic bishops and priests took sides in Philippine politics
Duterte says priests should be shot
'Wala akong pakialam kung mamatay kayong lahat, maluwang pa ang ating cemetery,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, adding that priest's IQs are 'deficient'
Priests facing death threats: Digong, hindi kami takot sa 'yo
'Huwag tayong matakot. Ang proteksyon natin ay kapag tayo'y nagsalita,' says a priest who faces death threats and is critical of President Rodrigo Duterte
CCTV shows alleged abduction plot vs priest
Father Flavie Villanueva, a priest critical of President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war, bares details of alleged threats to his life
LOOK: Death threats vs priests critical of Duterte drug war
Read death threats against prominent Catholic leaders, including Archbishop Socrates Villegas and Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, received through text messages
More priests bare death threats under Duterte's watch
(3rd UPDATE) Fathers Flavie Villanueva, Robert Reyes, and Albert Alejo expose death threats they have recently received under the watch of President Rodrigo Duterte
Police file rape charges vs Negros Occidental priest
A parish priest in Cadiz City is accused of raping a 4-year-old girl
It wasn't first time for priest in Jolo Cathedral bombing
In 2010, Father Ricky Bacolcol was injured in a blast during a Christmas Day Mass also in Jolo, Sulu
'They died for faith': Priests mourn Mass-goers in Jolo bombing
'Most of those who died were our regular Sunday 8 am Mass-goers,' says Jolo apostolic administrator Father Romeo Saniel
Fr Chito Soganub on Red Wednesday: Persecution strengthens us
'Even if we are persecuted, we do not lose hope. We do not lose faith,' says Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub, the priest once held hostage by terrorists in Marawi City
[OPINION] The silence of the shepherds
There are priests who support these killings or turn a blind eye. They think it is acceptable for the common good.
Malacañang tells activist priest to file writ of amparo
'It can be filed in the lower courts and it will be acted upon expeditiously,' Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque assures Father Amado 'Picx' Picardal
Wanted: Filipino priest accused of sex abuse in U.S.
Suspended Filipino priest Father Edmundo Paredes, who also admitted to financial irregularities, is believed to have fled to the Philippines
[OPINION] On Duterte's sexual abuse and the washing of the feet
Washing his feet will symbolically send a powerful image of subservience rather than prophetic witness, and will be used to coopt your credibility and cause confusion and division within the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches
Duterte wants priests to stop criticizing him from pulpit – Roque
The President doesn't want criticism of his administration to come from priests, citing the separation of Church and state. He has previously used the presidential podium to comment on religious belief.
Robredo asks Filipinos to unite vs killings, culture of violence
'Huwag nating hayaang humantong sa sukdulan ng kaguluhan ang kalagayan ng ating bayan,' says Robredo
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A prayer interrupted: What we know so far in Father Nilo's killing
Nueva Ecija priest Father Richmond Nilo is shot dead on June 10, just as he was preparing to say evening Mass. There are now 8 suspects in the killing.
PNP arrests 'mastermind' in killing of Fr Richmond Nilo
Manuel Torres allegedly paid P100,000 to self-confessed gunman Omar Mallari to kill Father Richmond Nilo
Suspect in killing of Fr Nilo released; new suspect identified
The Cabanatuan City RTC orders the withdrawal of criminal charges against Adell Milan
FACT CHECK: Misleading video on priest in Camarines Sur murder case
The blog post uses a November 2016 news report that is unrelated to the murder. Authorities have not yet officially named any suspect in the case nor confirmed there is a video of the crime.
CBCP head says priests shouldn't carry guns despite killings
Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles, president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, says the CBCP gives its 'trust and confidence' to the Philippine National Police
[OPINION] We must not keep quiet
Kill us if they wish but our blood will speak louder than our voices. There is a message that only martyrdom can teach. We will not be threatened.
FACT-CHECK: Fake details on priest's wallet with '2 condoms'
Police confirm that no snatching incident was recorded on June 17, when the wallet of Father Raul Cabonce was allegedly snatched
CCTV footage shows arrested suspect in Fr Nilo slay far from crime scene
The family and lawyer of Adell Milan present CCTV footage showing the primary suspect in the murder of Fr Richmond Nilo in another town less than an hour before the priest is killed
'We only want real justice for Fr Richmond Nilo'
Diocese of Cabanatuan Vicar General Noel Jetajobe says, 'It will be a double injustice if we send the wrong guy to jail and fail to get the guilty ones'
PNP got the wrong guy – grandma of accused in Fr Nilo murder
Elena Matias, grandmother of the accused Adell Milan, says the PNP’s facial sketch will show that her grandson does not look like the suspect at all
Duterte says no fight with priests: 'I respect the Church'
Yet President Rodrigo Duterte has described the Catholic Church as 'full of shit' and has continued verbal attacks against it amid the recent killings of priests
246 priests, ministers want to carry firearms outside their homes – PNP
This announcement from the Philippine National Police follows the series of killings of priests in the country
Duterte vows justice for Fr Nilo in call to Cabanatuan bishop
Top presidential aide Bong Go says President Rodrigo Duterte called Bishop Sofronio Bancud on June 14 to convey his condolences for the murder of Nueva Ecija priest Father Richmond Nilo
[EDITORIAL]: #AnimatED: Drenched in God’s blood
President Duterte’s persistent attacks against the Catholic Church, even after these killings, leave us with only one thought: that beyond his insensitivity, he is out to silence an institution that has now become his fierce critic
More Catholics outraged by killings of priests
'Let us not stop making noise until our cry for justice and truth is heard. Let the killings stop!' says Cubao Bishop Honesto Ongtioco after the recent murder of Nueva Ecija priest Father Richmond Nilo.
Slain Catholic priests remembered on Father's Day 2018
'Ipanalangin natin ang mga pari, na nagsisilbi ring ama sa kanilang mga parokya at Simbahan, na biktima na rin ng mga karumal-dumal na pagpatay,' says Senator Leila de Lima on Father's Day 2018
Suspect in Father Nilo's killing arrested – Nueva Ecija police
(3RD UPDATE) Authorities identify the suspect as Adell Milan
Slain priest Richmond Nilo buried in Nueva Ecija
(UPDATED) As Father Nilo is buried at the San Nicolas de Tolentino Cathedral in Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija, authorities announce the arrest of the principal suspect in his killing
HRW: Murders of priests, journalists 'matter of grave concern'
'These killings, alongside the thousands of deaths in the drug war, are grim reminders of the vulnerability of the poor and those who speak out for their rights,' says Human Rights Watch's Carlos Conde
After priest killings, Duterte again threatens Church leaders
'Ang problema ng mga buwang na ito, santo lahat. Gobyerno, military, police, puro demonyo na,' says President Rodrigo Duterte about Catholic leaders urging him to tone down his tirades against the Church
Senate to investigate killings of priests
(UPDATED) Senator Risa Hontiveros files a resolution urging the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs to probe the killings of priests amid President Rodrigo Duterte's tirades against the Catholic Church
Top Catholic seminary condemns killing of Fr Richmond Nilo
'Walang Karlistang duwag,' say the men of San Carlos Seminary, as they condemn the killings of two of their alumni, including Father Richmond Nilo of Nueva Ecija
Malacañang condemns killings of priests
'We join the Catholic bishops and faithful in condemning the murder of Catholic priests,' says Malacañang, but remains mum on calls for President Rodrigo Duterte to tone down verbal insults against the Church that may embolden more attacks
Father Nilo: Nueva Ecija's hardworking defender of the Catholic Church
The gunman who killed Fr Richmond Nilo fired his gun from the window of the chapel while the priest was preparing to say the 5 pm Mass
Father Richmond Nilo was trailed before being shot
From an adjacent barangay, Father Richmond Nilo was followed by a vehicle until the priest reached Nuestra Senora de las Nieve chapel in Barangay Mayamot where he was later shot, Central Luzon police say
PNP forms team to probe killing of Nueva Ecija priest Richmond Nilo
Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde also orders all local police chiefs to reach out to priests and ask if they face threats
Fr Mark Ventura's bishop hits 'unfounded rumors' on his murder
Tuguegarao Archbishop Sergio Utleg speaks up after President Rodrigo Duterte claims Cagayan priest Father Mark Ventura was killed because of his illicit affairs
'Murder is murder,' bishop says as Duterte hits Fr Mark Ventura
President Rodrigo Duterte justifies the death of Cagayan priest Father Mark Ventura by claiming that the 37-year-old priest had affairs with at least 4 women
Fil-Am priest is St Mary's Cathedral pastor, rector in SF
The appointment of Father Arturo Albano who came to the US in 1979 takes effect July 1
Pope picks Filipino as Vatican envoy to UN
Hailing from Bohol Archbishop Bernardito Cleopas Auza becomes the first Filipino to represent the Vatican before the United Nations