Posted by: becketfund | January 23, 2008

Philippines: Soldiers Deployed to Secure Foreign Christian Missionaries

MINDANAO – In response to the growing threat of kidnapping for ransom by Muslim extremists, Philippines authorities have taken measures to protect local and foreign Christian missionaries on the “conflict-ridden island of Mindanao,” ADNKronos International reported on January 23.  According to Senior Superintendent Fransisco Cristobal, armed soldiers will be deployed around churches and convents.

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