- Luciano Felloni spearheaded the #HealingNotKilling campaign to help put a stop to the rising number of deaths of drug suspects
- Felloni said the church supports the government’s anti-drug drive but condemns the indiscriminate killing of drug suspects
- Cardinal Tagle also expressed condemnation of the drug killings
In the spate of deaths of drug suspects, a parish in Caloocan will be launching #HealingNotKilling campaign against these extrajudicial killings. The campaign aims to put a halt to the rising number of deaths that result amid the government’s drug war.
On Sunday, Fr. Luciano Felloni, of Our Lady Of Lourdes parish spoke to radio DZMM, and reiterated the church’s support to the President’s campaign against drugs. However, the rising number of deaths of drug suspects does not coincide with the church’s beliefs.
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In Bagong Silang and Camarin districts, there are about three recorded deaths of drug suspects every week.
Fr. Felloni said that it isn’t enough to express mere concern over the killings. What needs to be done is to present a concrete action that will convey a clear message to the government that the Church is not opposed to the campaign against drugs but on the act of killing a person.
The church condemns the manner by which life is treated without value.
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“Ayaw natin na parang langaw ang tao at murang-mura ang buhay,”says Fr. Felloni.
(We do not want people to be treated like flies with disposable lives.)
With the #HealingNotKilling campaign, the church will be accompanying drug suspects who wish to surrender to authorities. In addition, they would also be offering spiritual intervention and provide livelihood training.
Fr. Felloni isn’t the only one who is against the indiscriminate killing of drug suspects. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle also condemned all kinds of murder, from killing drug suspects up to killing innocent babies through abortion. – SD, Kami Media