CNA Staff, Aug 18, 2020 / 07:30 am
A Catholic bishop deplored Tuesday the murder of a human rights activist in the Philippines.
Zara Alvarez was shot dead Aug. 17 in Bacolod, a city on Negros Island in central Philippines.
In an Aug. 18 statement posted on his Facebook page, Bishop Gerardo Alminaza said the killing was the latest in a series of murders of rights campaigners.
"I bleed of this never-ending injustice and violence, someone closest in my work with the oppressed is murdered. I just cannot believe this continuing madness of senseless killings! These systemic killings of human rights defenders and activists must be condemned and must stop," the Bishop of San Carlos said.