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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Group Seeks Pope Francis' Help on Missing Kin

A human rights group with missing relatives and friends is seeking the intercession of Pope Francis in getting justice for their loved ones.
Aya Santos, secretary general of “Desaparecidos,’’ said the group had been following the statements of  Pope Francis on justice and human rights and the Pope’s visit to the country is an opportune time to voice out the injustice and violations of human rights v in the country.
The families of “Desaparecidos” gathered on All Souls’ Day to light candles and offer prayers to their relatives and friends who were forcibly taken by state security forces during the martial law days up to the present.
“Hope springs when on several occasions he made clear his firm stand to defend human rights and seek social justice. We turn to the Pope for support because under the current regime, human rights violations against the people intensify without let up,” she said.
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