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Wednesday, June 6, 2018
#BreakingNews Catholic Priest Attacked by Gunmen and Shot - Fr. Rey Urmeneta - age 64 in Philippines - Please Pray
Father Rey Urmeneta was on his way to a meeting in Calamba City when he was attacked by gunmen. Father Rey Urmeneta, 64, a priest at St. Michael the Archangel parish in Calamba City, 60 kilometers south of Manila, was on his way to a church meeting when he was shot by two unidentified gunmen on June 6. (Photo by R.A. Maico)
A Catholic priest who used to serve as chaplain of the Philippine National Police was wounded after a gun attack in Calamba City, about 60 kilometers from Manila, on June 6.
Father Rey Urmeneta, 64, a priest at St. Michael the Archangel parish in the city, was on his way to a church meeting when two gunmen shot him.
A police report said the priest was in his car with secretary Remedios de Belen when the shooting occurred about 9.40 a.m.
Father Urmeneta suffered wounds to his left upper back and left arm. He was rushed to hospital where he was reported to be in stable condition.
An investigation was ongoing to determine the motive for the attack, although the priest has already told police that the incident might have something to do with people who owed him money.
In April, Father Mark Ventura from Gattaran town in the northern Philippines died after being shot by a lone gunman shortly after celebrating Sunday Mass.
On Dec. 4, 2017, Father Marcelito Paez was also shot and killed in the town of Jaen, Nueva Ecija province.
Father Paez, meanwhile, was shot after visiting a jail to help free a political prisoner. (Edited from UCAN News)