Posts Tagged ‘Mindanao’

ISIS desecrate consecrated hosts and church

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

ISIS militants desecrated another Catholic church last week in the southern Philippines island of Mindanao. The church is in the village of Malagakit. The crucifix and images of  Our Lady and Christ were destroyed while consecrated hosts were thrown on the floor. Read more

Philippines anti-mining nun wins German human rights award

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

A nun from the Philippines known for her anti-mining advocacy is to receive a German human rights award. Sr Stella Matutina is this year’s recipient of the Weimar Award for Human Rights. The Benedictine nun will receive 2,500 euros [US$2,730], which she said will help support the advocacy of her organisation. She is secretary-general of the Read more

Rebels release Catholic priest in Philippines

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Rebel fighters released a captive Catholic priest in the southern Philippine city of Zamboanga as fighting between government troops and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) entered its fifth day on Friday. Father Michael Ufana was taken hostage when the rebels attacked five villages in the city on Monday. The MNLF still has more than Read more

Benedictine sister targeted for environmental justice work

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Environmental activism is a dangerous vocation in the Philippines, but a Catholic nun in Mindanao is defying those who want her to return to her convent and stop raising her voice in defence of creation, Catholic News Service reports. Benedictine Sister Stella Matutina works in Mindanao, the most conflictive island in the southern Philippines. Now Read more