- Jan 24, 2021
Ten years ago, 72 migrants “on a journey of hope” – as Pope Francis described it – were massacred by the Los Zetas cartel in Mexico. Although there are 15 people detained for the crime, no one has been convicted.
“We cannot correct a wrong by doing another wrong,” the Philippine bishops said. “A good purpose is not a justification for using evil means. It is good to remove the drug problem, but to kill in order to achieve this is also wrong.”
Catholic Filipino bishops wrote a pastoral statement calling on the government not to misuse the Bible to justify the death penalty. President Rodrigo Duterte has been leading a “war on drugs” in the country that has led to bloodshed and countless victims.