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Bishop renews call for justice a year after Fr. Nilo’s murder

Bishop renews call for justice a year after Fr. Nilo’s murder

Fr. Richmnond Nilo was gunned down while he was about to say Mass in the chapel of Brgy. Mayamot, Zaragoza, Nueva Ecija on June 10, 2018. COURTESY OF ILSA REYES

By CBCP News

June 10, 2019

Cabanatuan City

It has been a year since Fr. Richmond Nilo was shot and killed and church leaders continue to cry for justice.

The Diocese of Cabantuan held a memorial Monday to mark one year since the priest’s death.

“We hope for fair and just resolution of his murder case, and those behind the crime be brought to justice,” said Bishop Sofronio Bancud of Cabanatuan.

Fr. Nilo was shot to his death while preparing to say Mass inside a chapel in Nueva Ecija on a Sunday.

Parish priests in the diocese also offered their Masses today for the repose of Fr. Nilo’s soul.

In Cabanatuan, Bishop Bancud presided over a morning Mass at the San Nicolas de Tolentino Church in Lakewood where Fr. Nilo was buried.

“We continue to call and pray for justice, peace and order in our society,” he said.

A procession was then held from the villages of Valeriana to Mayamot in Zaragoza this afternoon, followed with a Mass on the site where Fr. Nilo was killed.