» 09/07/2009, 00.00
Filipino priest killed in an ambush in Northern Samar
Fr. Cecilio Lucero was the victim of an ambush. The police speak of an attack by armed group of 30 men. The 48 year old priest, pastor of St. Josephs in the town of Catubig, was known for his efforts as director of the Social Action Center of the Diocese of Catarman.
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The investigation into the clergyman’s death continues. The human rights activist was killed on 7 September in Samar del Norte province by a 30-men armed commando. Just before his death the priest had received threats from people in the military responsible in his opinion of abuses against the population.
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