Catholic priest killed in Mindanao


Malaybalay (Agenzia Fides) – Unidentified armed men opened fire and killed yesterday, January 24, a Filipino Catholic priest, Fr. Rene Bayang Regalado, as he was preparing to return to the Seminary in the village of Patpat, near Malaybalay, a city in the province of Bukidnon , on the island of Mindanao, in the southern Philippines. On the evening of January 24, the priests of the St. John XXIII College Seminary called the police, reporting that they heard several shots around 7:30 pm (local time). The police confirmed that Fr. Regalado was killed in the vicinity of the Seminary “with gunshots on his head”. His body was found near the gate of the Carmelite Monastery in Barangay Patpat, Malaybalay City. The priest was going home to St. John XXIII College Seminary when suspects stopped his vehicle on the secluded road..

The body of Fr. Regalado was lying some three meters from his service vehicle, a Chevrolet SUV. “His left eye had contusions as if he was mauled prior to his death. Fr. Regalado was already dead when we arrived”, said Sergeant Jeffrey LLoren, a police investigator. In addition, the police found the left arm of the murdered priest “tied with shoe lace color white”, and a Colt .45 pistol with 10 unspent bullets and one empty shell. The unspent bullets were extracted from the pistol which was also left behind by the suspects. Regalado’s family in Barangay Sinayawan, Valencia City have requested for an autopsy of the body, which was brought to the Villanueva Funeral Homes in Malaybalay City Sunday night.

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