By Malu Cadeliña Manar
February 29, 2012
KIDAPAWAN CITY — Relatives and friends of the slain Italian priest doing missionary work in the hinterlands of North Cotabato were elated after learning that murder charges were already filed against those accused in the killing of their kin, said one of the members of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Mission (PIME).
Father Peter Geremiah, PIME, said the relatives and immediate family of slain Father Fausto Tentorio were among those given the information about the filing of murder charges last week against Jimmy Ato, his brother Roberto, Jose Sampulna, and Dima Sampulna.
Tentorio’s family and relatives live in Italy.
Tentorio belonged to PIME, one of the religious congregations doing missionary work in most difficult areas in the Philippines.
“Even the Italian ambassador to the Philippines has waited for it. He’s been asking updates about the killing,” Geremiah said.
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