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Philippine religious superiors call for end to martial law in Mindanao

Philippine religious superiors call for end to martial law in Mindanao

The Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines called for an end to martial law in Mindanao, saying that it is “not the proper response to terrorist attacks in just one city on a vast island.” “The declaration of martial law is an extreme measure, and based on the reports we have received … […]

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Gunmen take Catholic hostages; Philippines’ Duterte imposes martial law

Gunmen take Catholic hostages; Philippines’ Duterte imposes martial law

Archbishop Socrates Villegas, president of the Philippine bishops’ conference, said the terrorists “have threatened to kill the hostages if government forces pitted against them are not recalled.”

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