» 07/26/2014, 00.00
PHILIPPINES - LIBYA
Filipino priest warns that the lives of 13,000 Filipinos in Libya are in danger
Fr Amado Baranquel, pastor at Tripoli's Church of Mary Immaculate, appeals to his government after Islamists killed a 50-year-old Filipino "for not being a Muslim." The cities of "Benghazi and Tripoli are under the control of militias," with "tanks, the gunshots, and explosions."
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Tripoli priest calls for the repatriation of Filipino workers whose lives are risk
Filipinos, who number 13,000, are targeted by Islamic extremists. For the parish priest at Mary Immaculate Church, they should be considered "war refugees", and be "evacuated by ship". Two religious congregations recall nuns in Libya because it "is risky to stay here."
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Despite the war, more than 3,000 Filipino doctors and health care workers continue to work in the country’s various hospitals. The apostolic vicar of Tripoli stresses the solidity of the Catholic community in Libya. In the capital, about 200 Filipino sub-Saharan African Catholics attend weekend Masses.
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The Philippines' Foreign Secretary flew to Tunisia to oversee rescue operations and convince Filipinos who want to stay fearing unemployment at home that they should leave. The beheading of a Filipino worker and the gang rape of a nurse triggered the emergency. China too is sending a ship to repatriate its citizens.
Islamic State group kidnaps three Christian workers
The abduction occurred near Sirte, east of Tripoli. The victims come from Egypt, Nigeria and Ghana. In its statement to social media, the Islamic State group also posted the passport pictures of the three men. In the recent past, the Jihadi group beheaded some 20 Copts in Libya. Yesterday, four Italian workers were also abducted.
Five thousand Filipino priests cry out to the world that they belong to God
On January 29, the National Congress of Filipino priests concluded in Manila. Entitled "Faithfulness of Christ, faithfulness of priests". The meeting, which lasted 6 days, was an opportunity for priests to renew the meaning of priestly mission and the role of the priest in modern society.
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