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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte attacks the Catholic Church – Claims hypocrisy, corruption and ignominy

In a heated speech following a meeting with the grieving families of fallen police officers on Tuesday, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte launched a passionate attack against Catholic priests and bishops. Since his ascension to power, many clergymen have spoken against the President’s violent war on drugs. Hundreds of pictures of dead drug dealers littered the










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Pope Francis to bless Philippines President after receiving letter of peace

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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has made several negative comments about Pope Francis and the Catholic Church – So why is he suddenly writing the pontiff a letter of reconciliation? Duterte’s violent war on drugs has been a controversial point for the Catholic Church. Murder is certainly not condoned by the Church but Duterte refuses to










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Free contraception to be offered to the poor in the Philippines

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The Philippines is the only Asia-Pacific country where the rate of teen pregnancies rose over the last two decades Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered government agencies to ensure free access to contraceptives for 6 million women who cannot obtain them, officials said on Wednesday, in a move expected to be opposed by the Church.










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Ten stories to watch in 2017

A guide to the stories that will be making headlines in 2017 Last year proved beyond all doubt that journalists are terrible at predicting the future. Few commentators foresaw Brexit, the emergence of François Fillon in France or Donald Trump’s presidency. With that in mind, we offer this guide to 10 topics that are likely










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Bishops beg Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte to stop murder

“Christ died for the criminals and the victims. The love of God is for all. Our love should be like God’s love. For all, “said Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan at a Dec. 12 prayer rally in San Carlos City “We are not protesting without a solution. We are protesting with an alternative. Reform the










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‘The priests and nuns will speak out’ – Philippine president threatens humanitarian groups with death

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to kill human rights activists for interfering with the bloody war on drugs. Duterte warned human rights campaigners on Monday after talking up his controversial war on drugs and encouragement of extrajudicial killings. He stated: “The human rights (defenders) say I kill. I say: ‘Okay, I’ll stop.’ They (drug users)










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Duterte orders US troops to leave – Is the 65-year-agreement at an end?

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has put an end to the 65-year joint military contract with the US. Over the weekend, Duterte informed the US the Philippines wouldno longer participate in joint patrols in the South China Sea. The Philippine defense chief, Delfin Lorenzana, announced all joint patrols have come to an end and a small










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‘I apologize profoundly’ – Philippine President releases worldwide apology

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made a worldwide statement Sunday morning to the entire Jewish community. After comparing the Philippines’ anti-drug war to Hitler and the Holocaust. “If Germany had Hitler, the Philippines would have [me],” Durterte stated. “Hitler massacred 3 million Jews…there’s 3 million drug addicts. There are. I’d be happy to slaughter them.” The










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