International Christian Concern – Oct. 23 2018
Missionaries in Mindanao, Philippines continue to face dangers as they are being targeted by security forces for harassment and prejudice. In 2011 an Italian missionary priest, Fausto Tentorio was killed and the crime remains unsolved to this day.
Sister Virgencita Alegado of the Religious Sisters of Mercy congregation warns that the violence that existed in the southern Philippines when Father Tentorio was killed still lingers. Those that are “actively living out the Gospel” live in fear and put their lives at risk according to a statement made by the Mindanao nuns organization.