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Philippines' Duterte: 'Kill those useless bishops'

2018-12-06 09:38:39       source:The Aljazeera

December 6, 2018

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said his country's Catholic bishops are "useless fools" and should be "killed" as the controversial leader stepped up his attack on the church, which has opposed his deadly war on drugs in the Southeast Asian archipelago.

In a speech at the presidential palace on Wednesday, Duterte was quoted in local news reports as saying in a mix of Filipino and English: "These bishops that you guys have, kill them. They are useless fools. All they do is criticise."

In an address to government officials later, Duterte also called the Catholic Church "the most hypocritical institution" and said his God is different from the one Catholics worship.

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