Philippine dioceses put up ‘Thou Shall Not Kill’ posters

Church says move is in response to all forms of killing, not just Duterte’s war on drugs

 

Parishioners in Manila wearing black shirts with "Thou Shall Not Kill" prints light candles to remember those who died in the government's war against crime. (Photo by Angie de Silva)

Parishioners in Manila wearing black shirts with “Thou Shall Not Kill” prints light candles to remember those who died in the government’s war against crime. (Photo by Angie de Silva)

Several Catholic dioceses in the Philippines are putting up “Thou Shall Not Kill” posters and banners in parishes to remind Catholics to observe the Fifth Commandment.

Church leaders, however, were quick to clarify that they do not only refer to killings linked to the government’s anti-narcotics war that have already killed at least 3,000 people since July 1.

At least 2,035 of the killings were classified by police as “deaths under investigation.”

UCAN News Philippines

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