Catholic Peacebuilding Network

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Pull out AFP forces from Mindanao

September 15, 2010 • Kristi Flaherty


Manila Archbishop Gaudencio B. Cardinal Rosales has urged the Government of the Philippines to withdraw troops from Mindanao, where there has been decades of inter-religious violence. Filipino troops have resumed operations against the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels in Mindanao. For further information, see Rosales: Pull out AFP forces from Mindanao; Rosales says military, MILF must lay down arms,; AFP seeks closer collaboration with Church; and, AFP rejects military pullout in Mindanao.