Bishop objects to death sentence for Filipino woman in Saudi Arabia

Posted March 5, 2019 9:08 pm by Editor

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

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