Organizations are Calling for Withdrawal of Government's Charges of Financing Terrorism Against Catholic Nuns in the Philippines
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Agenza Fides reports that Catholic communities, human rights associations and civil society organizations are calling for the withdrawal of all charges against the organization "Rural Missionaries of the Philippines" (RMP), made up of missionaries, religious and Catholic nuns, accused unfairly of "financing terrorist groups". "We ask those who have maliciously accused members of the RMP of having allied themselves with the terrorists to immediately withdraw the absurd accusations made against the missionaries, people who are at the service of our marginalized and exploited sisters and brothers", reported to Fides Fr. Wilfredo Dulay of the Congregation of the Missionary Disciples of Jesus.
"Bringing services, education, awareness and accompanying indigenous leaders on a path of development, dignity, non-violence is an effective way to solve community problems and stimulate change", they say. "Today the law is being used as a weapon against us, but we will not be intimidated or hindered in our mission. We will not back down, even if we are afraid. God gives us strength and wisdom, guides our steps and gives us security", they added. "Those who try to tarnish our ministry, saying that we support 'terrorism', are telling lies that increase suffering and poverty in marginalized communities", concludes the RMP note. (PA) (Source: Agenzia Fides, 8/9/2022)