Catholic priest found dead after date in the Philippines
A Filipino Catholic priest was found dead in his room in a seminary in the Philippines, a day after he allegedly went out on a date with a minor, a police report said Saturday.
Father Baltazar Acompanado Junior was found dead with a gunshot wound on his head Wednesday inside his room at the Holy Rosary Preparatory Seminary in San Jose town in Camarines Sur province, 260 kilometres south-east of Manila, DPA reported.
Police investigators said that the victim, who was the rector of the seminary, was found lying in bed, holding a pistol on his right hand in an apparent suicide, the report added.
The probe also found that a day before his death, Acompanado, who was in his mid-thirties, allegedly went to nearby Naga City together with a 15-year-old girl.
Police have taken into custody a woman who allegedly arranged the date, and are not discounting foul play at this point.