10 months Palace: Ventura’s death, threats vs priests, no connection to Duterte remarks MB
By Argyll Cyrus Geducos Malacañang said that the killing of Father Mark Anthony Ventura in early 2018 and the recent death threats issued to priests and bishops are not connected to President Duterte’s remarks against the Catholic Church. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made the statement after critics of the President claimed that Duterte’s tirades against the Church embolden those who wish to harm the men in cloth. Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo (OPS / MANILA BULLETIN) In a statement, Panelo reiterated that Ventura’s death has nothing to do with Duterte’s remarks as the killing happened in early 2018. He said making ... more