The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) strongly condemn the killing of Fr. Fausto Tentorio, P.I.M.E in Arakan, North Cotabato this Monday morning. (October 17,2011).
For a fellow missionary who selflessly worked to help the Indigeneous Peoples and the poor farmers of Arakan Valley in North Cotabato to die in such a manner, we are saddened by the fact that there are sectors in our society who are against our work to help bring about peace in Mindanao.
We appeal to the peace-loving people to help in giving light to the death of Father Fausto and bring the perpetrators before the bar of justice.
We grieve with the Pontificial Institute of Foreign Missions, the people of Diocese of Kidapawan and in their moment of sorrow and pain.
(SGD) FR. LAURO DE GUIA, OMI