» 10/17/2011, 00.00
PHILIPPINES - ITALY
The Year of Faith and the martyrdom of Fr Fausto Tentorio
The death of a PIME missionary and simultaneously the announcement of the Year of Faith, invoked by Benedict XVI to rediscover the Christian faith and learn how to transmit it to the world. The life of the murdered priest is a sign of "good that makes no noise," but nourishes the fruits of faith and love. An alternative to the black bloc.
22/10/2011 PHILIPPINES - ITALY
Rome, a Mass for Fr Fausto Tentorio at S. Maria degli Angeli
The Mass will be held the same day of his funeral in the Philippines. Fr. Luciano Benedetti, a long time collaborator of Fr Tentorio, will also be present. In 98 Fr. Benedetti was kidnapped by a group of Islamic rebels and then released after months of captivity.
PIME missionary killed in Kidapawan
Fr. Fausto Tentorio was murdered in front of the parish of Arakan. For over 32 years in the Philippines, the missionary had worked closely with the Indigenous, threatened by the growing mining industry. Fr. Tentorium is the third PIME missionary to be killed in Mindanao.
20/10/2011 PHILIPPINES - VATICAN
Pope's message for the murder of Fr Fausto Tentorio
Benedict XVI calls for " the renunciation of violence and the building of a just and peaceful society where all live together in harmony" in the Philippines. Fr. Fausto, " a good and faithful priest who tirelessly and courageously served the Filipino people for many years". Every day in Arakan, 2 thousand people visit his body, some travelling for over 5-12 hours. At evening wakes, the testimonies of those who knew him.
Manobo indigenous prepare for Easter remembering the sacrifice of Fr. Tentorio
Fr. Vettoretto (PIME) underlines the message of hope left by the missionary killed in October 2011. The tribal enliven the celebrations of Holy Week with prayers and songs in traditional language. Investigation into the priests murder at a standstill.
Mindanao, 15 thousand in Kidapawan bid final farewell to Fr Fausto Tentorio
The funeral was held this morning in the cathedral of Notre Dame Kidapawan. More than 100 priests, bishops and 6 delegations from across the region. Fr. Mariani, PIME: "The funeral was a triumph and a sign of hope for all the people of Mindanao." In a message, the Pope recalled the witness of the priest and prays for the construction of a just and peaceful society.
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