martedì 4 maggio 2021

Filippine
Priest tortured, executed by Abu Sayyaf up for sainthood

(Evelyn Macairan, The Philippine Star)
The Prelature of Isabela in Basilan opened the “cause of beatification” or the first phase for sainthood for Claretian missionary Fr. Rhoel Gallardo, who was taken hostage, tortured and killed by the Abu Sayyaf 21 years ago. Isabela Bishop Leo Dalmao, a Claretian missionary, celebrated yesterday morning’s mass for the beatification of Gallardo at the San Vicente Ferrer Parish Church in Tumahubong village, Sumisip town, Basilan. (...)