MANILA — A group of nuns and seminarians held a prayer rally and candle-lighting ceremony at Christ the King Seminary in Quezon City on Saturday afternoon in protest of alleged extrajudicial killings in the country.
About 100 members of the Nicodemus group marched along the seminary grounds with candles in protest.
The group also placed dummies wrapped in garbage bags and duct tape to represent victims of the government's war on illegal drugs.
They are worried that more killings may happen given the resumption of "Oplan Tokhang" (knock and plead) operations of the police.
The group is also calling out against the revival of capital punishment and plans to lower the age of criminal liability.
The Catholic Church has repeatedly spoken out against President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody war on illegal narcotics, which has left more than 7,000 people dead.