2 priests fall prey to thieves during Sinulog festivities

CEBU CITY — Amid the revelry, pickpockets did their thing, some children were separated from their parents, a foreigner was injured and a fire ate up a house in Mambaling.

Pickpockets victimized two priests concelebrating mass with Archbishop Jose Palma in the Basilica del Sto. NiƱo Sunday morning.

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But one of the suspects, Romulo Lauro, who came from Ormoc City, was caught by one priest.

The priest, who refused to divulge his name in a radio dyAB report, said while he was on his way to the Basilica, he felt the hands of Lauro, 39, touching him. (more)

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