On the abduction of Fr. Giancarlo Bossi

The good relation between all people in Mindanao, particularly of Muslims and Christians, is continuously and painstakingly built by many groups including the CBCS and Interfaith Groups in Mindanao for years. Moreover, the long suffering of our people is about to end with the promising result of the on-going peace process between the GRP and the MILF. All of these efforts are threatened by this single despicable act of abduction of an innocent religious man who have not wronged anybody else and society.

For this reason, we appeal to the perpetrators of this crime, to immediately release Fr. Bossi safely unharmed. The act of his immediate and unconditional release by his captors is not only a manifestation of correcting a wrong act but also an exercise of compassion, which could be a positive contribution to the on-going effort at forging good relationship between people of different faiths, leading to the path of peace and solidarity.

Finally, we ask all our people, particularly the Muslim population of Mindanao to pray to the Almighty for the immediate and safe release of Fr. Bossi. Thank you.   

For the Consortium of Bangsamoro Civil Society
Cotabato City

Sultan Maguid A. Maruhom
CBCS Regional Management Committee
Sibugay Region

C/O: 0133 Prk Bigonia
Tiguma, Pagadian City