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Bishop urges help for families of drug war victims

Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan, president of the Philippine bishops' conference, leads the launch of a prayer campaign "A Million Roses for the World" to show solidarity with the celebration of Pope Francis' "Day of Prayer for Peace" in Assisi on Sept. 20. (Photo by Angie de Silva)

A leading bishop has called on Filipino Catholics to help families of victims of drug-related killings in the country "because they need a lot of mercy and compassion."

"The killings have a face, do not just look at the suspected killers," said Archbishop Socrates Villegas, president of the bishops' conference.

The prelate led the launching on Sept. 20 of a prayer campaign "A Million Roses for the World" to show solidarity with the celebration of Pope Francis' "Day of Prayer for Peace" in Assisi.

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