July 20, 2017

Women religious and others gather at a vigil in Manila, Philippines, to pray for victims of extrajudicial killings, many of which are related to the government's war on illegal drugs, and to pray for the resumption of peace talks between the government and rebels. (CNS/Rolex Dela Pena, EPA)

"Let the public outcry reach all concerned, for there must be an outcry. To us all is addressed that voice from heaven: 'The blood of the brother you have slain calls out from the earth.' "

— Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan, president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, reacting to the killing of a man in front of the Pope Pius XII Catholic Center where the conference had just finished a meeting.

From Ma. Ceres P. Doyo's story "Amid Philippine anti-drug war, Sr. Nenet Daño shepherds drug users, pushers," published on Global Sisters Report.

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