Priest Killed by Unknown Assailants in Phillipines
On Sept. 6, Father Cecilio Lucero was shot and killed by unknown assailants in Northern Samar, Philippines on Sept. 6. The priest was ambushed by a group of armed men while driving his car. He was shot several times and died instantly. His two passengers were seriously injured. Father Lucero was the pastor of St. Joseph Church in the town of Catubig where he was well known for serving his community as the director of the Social Action Center of the Diocese of Catarman. According to a local bishop, Lucero had asked for police protection after he began receiving death threats by mail in February because of his Christian activities. Thank God for Father Lucero’s faithful life and work. Pray that those who mourn his death will find strength, comfort and peace in Christ. Pray that God will continue to raise up cross-bearing disciples in the Philippines who are willing to remain faithful to Him at all cost.
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Acts 21 Now they have been informed about you that you continually teach all the Jews who live among the Gentiles to turn back from and forsake Moses...Therefore do just what we tell you. With us are 4 men who have taken a vow upon themselves. Take these men and purify yourself along with them and pay their expenses [for a temple offering],...Thus everybody will know that there is no truth in what they have been told about you, but that you yourself walk in observance of the Law of Moses.