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Marawi priest Chito Soganub says captivity a ‘test of faith’

Mar 23, 2018 - 3:38 PM

The Catholic priest held hostage by the terrorist Maute Group for 116 days opens up during the launch of an initiative to help rebuild Marawi

TEST OF FAITH. Marawi priest Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub says in a press conference on March 23, 2018, that his life in captivity tested his 'spiritual sanity.' Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LOOK: Marawi bishop visits destroyed cathedral for 1st time

Jan 14, 2018 - 7:36 AM

'It was heartbreaking,' Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña says

HEARTBREAKING VISIT. Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña visits the destroyed Marawi Cathedral for the first time since the Marawi siege. All photos courtesy of ACN

Persecuted Christians remembered on 'Red Wednesday'

Nov 22, 2017 - 11:34 PM

(UPDATED) 'We never thought that this persecution of Christians that started in the Middle East...would come to the Philippines,' Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña says at the Manila Cathedral

Red Wednesday mass at the Manila Cathedral on November 22, 2017

Marawi bishop urges Catholics to adopt communities for rehabilitation

Sep 23, 2017 - 8:45 AM

Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña presents 'Duyog Marawi,' a rehabilitation program that focuses on healing and peace-building efforts in his city

DUYOG MARAWI. Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña (right) and Father Edwin Gariguez (left) present the 'Duyog Marawi' rehabilitation program in a press conference on September 19, 2017. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

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Sep 19, 2017 - 8:28 PM

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Bishop to Duterte: Allow some Marawi families to come home

Sep 19, 2017 - 4:10 PM

Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña also urges Christians 'to continue caring for the Maranaos' by sending help through government, NGOs, or the Catholic Church

MARAWI CRISIS. Marawi Bishop Edwin Dela Peña requests President Rodrigo Duterte on September 19, 2017, to allow some displaced Marawi families to return to their city. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Marawi bishop can't confirm if Soganub is now Muslim

Sep 19, 2017 - 2:29 PM

Referring to conversions, Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña says, 'There is no substance to it if you are under duress. You cannot give your full consent'

NOW FREE. Former Maute Group hostage Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub appears in a press conference on September 18, 2017, after 117 days in captivity. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Troops push to rescue Marawi hostages in 'last lap' operations

Aug 09, 2017 - 8:22 AM

Father Chito and the rest are still being kept as hostages and utilized as human shields inside the main battle area Part of our priorities is the safe rescue of Father Chito says Armed Forces chief General Eduardo Año

HOSTAGED. Catholic priest Father Teresito 'Chito' Suganob was taken on May 23, the day clashes erupted in Marawi City

Chito Soganub: Hostage-priest in Marawi often mistaken for a Muslim

Jun 09, 2017 - 3:52 PM

(UPDATED) The priest rescued from terrorists in Marawi City, Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub, is loved by both Christians and Muslims as he works for peace

EVERYONE'S FRIEND. Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub has been one of the hostages by local terrorists in Marawi City since May 23. File photo by PIA Lanao del Sur on Facebook

Military focuses on rescuing Marawi hostages

Jun 03, 2017 - 4:37 PM

The primary concern of the military right now is the rescue of hostages Eventually we will see to it that all the hostages will be rescued says Major General Rolando Bautista

FOCUS SHIFT. A soldier carry a child during rescue and evacuation operations in Marawi on May 31, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

WATCH: A prayer for Marawi's hostaged priest

Jun 01, 2017 - 9:17 AM

Rappler sits down for an interview with Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña about the abduction of his right hand man and friend Father Teresito Chito Soganub

PRESSURED. Bishop Edwin dela Peña worries about Father Teresito Soganub, who was kidnapped by the Maute Group. Rappler photo

Kidnapped priest made video message 'under duress,' says bishop

May 31, 2017 - 11:39 AM

When you are a captive you are not free to speak your mind I hope the netizens would consider that says Bishop Edwin dela Peña

MESSAGE TO NETIZENS. Bishop Edwin Dela Peña believes Father Chito Soganub was under duress when he appeared in the video. Rappler photo

Marawi bishop in 'frustrating' wait for updates on hostages

May 28, 2017 - 11:30 PM

Frustrating sa amin na maghihintay ka ng wala the bishop says as the military has not updated him about a kidnapped priest and at least 12 companions

'FRUSTRATING WAIT.' Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña says he cannot reach the military for updates on his kidnapped right-hand man and at least 12 companions. File photo from www.msp.org

Marawi bishop: Priest, 4 others held hostage by Maute

May 24, 2017 - 12:14 PM

Bishop Edwin dela Peña says the local terror group has also torched the Mary Help of Christians Cathedral in Marawi