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Priest murdered in Negros

TANJAY (Mabuhay) : Father Antonio Magalso died of stab wounds on September 29 in the city of Tanjay in Negros Oriental in the central Philippines.

Fides reported that Father Nathaniel Gomez, the dean of St. Catherine’s College and a priest of the diocese of Dumaguete, said, “We are deeply shocked by the cold-blooded murder which is totally without reason. Father Magalso was a simple parish priest, much loved by his people, dedicated to the pastoral life.”

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Former priest abducted in Dipolog

DIPOLOG (AsiaNews) : Unknown gunmen seized Rolando del Torchio, a former member of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions, in Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte, on October 10, where he owned the Ur Choice Bistro Café.

Initial police reports indicate that six or seven gunmen, posing as customers, entered the café and forced del Torchio to go with them.