Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Bishops Urge Release of Kidnapped Priest

Monsignor Pedro Quitorio, the spokesman for the Philippines bishops' conference,launched an appeal for the release of Father Giancarlo Bossi.According to a report in Zenit,police have identified one of Father Bossi's kidnappers as Waning Abdulsalam, a brother of the leader of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), and they consider the group as the principal suspect.Asianews.it identifies the main suspect as Abdusalam Akiddin.......I'm assuming they are speaking of the same person.MILF leaders say Abdusalam is no longer aligned with MILF and describe him as “a renegade who has allied himself with Abu Sayyaf”.
I'm no expert on terrorist groups in Philippines, but I have a difficult time believing that MILF is totally innocent in this matter.
All I can do do is pray for the release of Fr. Bossi, and ask others to do the same.

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