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The Philippines Provincial Fr Antonio Moreno SJ. Credit: Rick Flores
The Jesuits in the Philippines have joined the country’s bishops in condemning efforts to revive the death penalty. Writing to the province last week, Fr Provincial Antonio Moreno SJ described capital punishment as a “wanton disregard for human life”, warning that reinstatement of the death penalty could destroy “an integral ethic of life”.The measure seeking to reinstate capital punishment ‘for heinous crimes’ in the Philippines is currently being...
Pictured here are some of the boats that are being distributed by the local Jesuit relief agency in the Philippines, Simbahang Lingkod Ng Bayan (SLB), following last November’s catastrophic typhoon. The boats will enable Filipinos from Dinagat Islands to resume fishing, thereby generating an income for them and their communities.Jesuit schools, parishes and other communities in Britain have so far donated more than £275,000 to the Jesuit Missions appeal that was launched in response...