Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Update on Fransiskus Madhu, SVD

photo grab:inq.net

Local and international news agencies have carried the killing of SVD missionary Fransiskus Madhu in Lubuagan, Kalinga. There have been confusing interpretations of the killing. One senator even associated it with extra-judicial killings being accused of the government, a remark that is not only premature but irresponsible. Click on this.

A more accurate report is filed in the Philippine Daily Inquirer. Please click on this.

Let us wait for the full report coming from the SVD provincialiate. The SVD provincial superior, Fr. Jerome Adriatico has now arrived in Tabuk, the capital and the seat of the diocese and where the body Fr. Madhu lies in state coming from Lubuagan last night. He will be flown to Manila tomorrow, to Christ the King Seminary in Quezon City awaiting for further instructions from the generalate and the Madhu family for his burial.

Fr. Madhu was assistant parish priest. Fr. Gerry Gudmalin, SVD, the parish priest of Lubuagan and superior of the SVD Kalinga District had been working with Fr. Madhu since 2005.

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