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Global Sisters Report: Depending on who is counting, the anti-drug war has claimed from 2,000 to 7,000 plus lives, both in police operations and vigilante-style or extrajudicial killings, carried out without any due process.
Muslim religious and political leaders in the Philippines joined a Catholic bishop in condemning the desecration of a Catholic cathedral by terrorist gunmen in the besieged city.
The Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines said martial law was not the proper response to terrorist attacks in one city on a vast island.
Martial law in Philippines: "We are certainly agreed that martial law must be temporary," the bishops of Mindanao said in a statement.