Prosecutors Drop Sedition Charges Against Philippine Bishops

No evidence linking four prelates and two priests to an alleged plot to depose DutertePhilippine prosecutors have exonerated four Catholic bishops charged with plotting to overthrow President Rodrigo Duterte and his administration. The Justice Department dropped the charges, saying there was no evidence supporting police claims that the bishops intended to commit seditious acts. The accused bishops were Archbishop Socrates Villegas, Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, Bishop Honesto Ongtioco and Bishop Teodoro Bacani, retired prelate of Novaliches. Charges against Father Robert Reyes and La Salle Brother Armin Luistro were also dismissed. Charges were, however, filed against Jesuit priest Albert Alejo and…

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