A priest was killed inside a chapel in Nueva Ecija on Sunday, June 10.

Acording to the news service of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), Father Richmond Nilo was shot dead at the San Pablo Chapel in Zaragoza, Nueva Ecija. Nilo, 40-year-old parish priest of Zaragoza, was behind the altar getting ready to start Mass at around 6:05 p.m. when two unidentified men shot him through a window four times.

Nilo was also the former president of the College of the Immaculate Conception in Cabanatuan City. His death comes a little over a month after another priest, Father Mark Ventura, was gunned down in Cagayan Province.

Nilo is also the second priest to be killed recently in Nueva Ecija. Father Marcelito Paez was shot by motorcycle-riding gunmen in December 2017.

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