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President Duterte Says Catholic Church Has to Reform After Pope Francis’ Admission

PRESIDENT DUTERTE – Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte called on the Catholic Church to reform after the admission of Pope Francis.

Filipino politician Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte is the 16th president in the Philippines. He is a former mayor in Davao City and known for his strict management in his town.

President Duterte has many supporters but there are also people who were against his support on the extrajudicial killing of illegal drug users.

President Duterte
Photo Source: Philstar.com

Aside from Duterte’s issue on EJK, Filipino citizens were also complaining about his verbal attacks on the Catholic Church and its clergy.

Following a previous article, former Manila mayor Lito Atienza spoke up against the president’s insults to the priests and bishops.

He stated that the president should just focus on his mission in banishing the corrupt politicians and illegal drug users.

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Photo Source: GMA Network

Meanwhile, President Rodrigo Duterte gave a statement yesterday about the Catholic Church citing Pope Francis’ admission recently.

Last Tuesday, Pope Francis admitted that he was aware that some priest sexually abused the nuns and he said they are currently on the process of ending the misconduct. The abuse is more frequent in Asia and Africa

Pope Francis
Photo Source: Los Angeles Times

Based on a report from GMA News, President Duterte spread Pope Francis’ confession during his speech in Legazpi City.

“The Pope is in Dubai…he admitted yesterday na ‘yung mga madre, ‘yun ang konsumo ng mga pari,” he said.

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Photo Source: Philippine Star

According to the report, President Duterte stated that he was serious about that issue and called for the reformation of the Catholic Church.

“Hindi ako nagpapatawa. And I will not joke or crack a joke about that. Sinasabi ko na sa inyo eh. The Church has to reform”

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Photo Source: ABS-CBN News

The Philippine President is concerned about the welfare of all the people considering his previous admission that he was molested by an American priest when he was just a young boy.

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