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Priest Shot As He Prepared To Celebrate Mass At The Altar

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ZARAGOZA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police say two gunmen killed a Roman Catholic priest as he prepared to celebrate Mass at the altar of a chapel in a northern town, in the country’s latest deadly attack on a priest.

Police officials say two men shot the Rev. Richmond Nilo with pistols Sunday night in the chapel in Zaragoza town in Nueva Ecija province. The gunmen, who fired the shots through a chapel window, fled on a motorcycle.

The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines said Nilo was the third Catholic priest to be killed in the country in recent months, and condemned the “outrageously evil act.”

Police created a special force to investigate the killing and were attempting to determine the motive.


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