Duterte: Catholic Church ‘full of s**t’

Rodrigo-Duterte-speaks-to-Filipino-community-in-Singapore-16-Dec-2016MANILA — The Catholic Church is “full of sh**t,” according to President Duterte who ramped up his attacks against priests and bishops in the Philippines, on Tuesday, by accusing them of corruption, womanizing and other excesses.

In a speech peppered with profanities in reference to the church leaders, Mr. Duterte encouraged his audience composed of families of slain Special Action Forces to read the book “Altar of Secrets” by the late journalist Aries Rufo to know the sins of the church officials.   Continue reading

Philippines leader Duterte calls Catholic bishops ‘sons of whores’

2982The Philippines president-elect accused the Catholic church on Sunday of hypocrisy, saying the bishops who had condemned him during his campaign had been asking favours from the government.

Rodrigo “the punisher” Duterte, who won the 9 May presidential elections by a landslide, caused outrage in the church hierarchy in December after making a rambling and obscenity-filled speech cursing the pope. About 80% of Filipinos belong to the Catholic church. Continue reading…

Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte blasts Catholic Church, labels it country’s ‘most hypocritical institution’

7401140-3x2-940x627The Philippines’ president-elect Rodrigo Duterte has described the Catholic Church as the country’s “most hypocritical institution” and says he is ready to take on senior Filipino bishops in a debate about their wrongdoings before he takes office next month.

Key points:

  • Duterte questions relevance of Catholic Church
  • About 80 per cent of Philippines population are Catholic
  • Duterte says church asks favours of him

The tough-talking 71-year-old has yet to be proclaimed the May 9 poll winner, but an unofficial vote count by an election commission-accredited watchdog showed a huge lead over his rivals, three of whom conceded defeat. He is due to take office on June 30.  Continue reading…