Bishop objects to death sentence for Filipino woman in Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Mar 5, 2019 / 05:32 pm (CNA).- A bishop in the Philippines is speaking out against the death penalty of a Filipino woman who has been condemned to death in Saudi Arabia.
“We turn to God in prayers that He may move the [Saudi] government to be merciful and grant clemency,” said Bishop Ruperto Santos of Balanga, head of the Filipino bishops’ Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People, in a statement this week.
“She has to be helped and assisted. Let us try everything to save her,” he said, according to the Manila Bulletin.
On Feb. 28, the Saudi