‘Sons of whore journalists’: Duterte blasts media & ‘passé’ Catholic Church

RT.com - 3/4/17 Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte continued his tradition of provoking acrimony in public speeches, this time using an address to newly-appointed government officials on Thursday to slam both the Catholic Church and two of the country’s media outlets. “These priests, they think highly of themselves. Jesus, I’m telling you, that religion will become passé in ...

Duterte accuses Catholic Church of being ‘full of sh*t’

RT.com - 25/1/17 Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has unleashed his colorfully-worded wrath on the Catholic Church again, saying the organization is corrupt, “full of sh*t,” and accusing priests of sexual abuse. Duterte on Tuesday accused the Church and its bishops and priests of corruption, womanizing and said he was abused by a priest as a student of ...

‘Molested when we confessed’: Duterte fires up at Catholic priests over pedophilia, corruption

Rt.com - 20/1/17 Unshaken by a blessing from Pope Francis, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has hit back at priests and bishops critical of his war on drugs, accusing clergymen of homosexuality, child molesting, hypocrisy and corruption. “You asked for it,” he said. “You expose me, fine. I expose you. Why? When you commit mistakes it's OK, but ...

Try meth before criticizing war on drugs – Duterte tells priests the day Pope blesses Philippines

RT.com - 20/1/17 Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has taunted the country’s bishops and priests to drop their “hypocrisy” and try drugs themselves to fully grasp the seriousness of the problem. The Catholic Church got the emphatic message on Wednesday, the same day the Philippines was blessed by Pope Francis. In a speech marking the 20th anniversary of ...

‘Vatican does nothing against drugs here, just collects money at mass’ – Duterte

RT.com - 31/12/16 Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has criticized the Catholic Church for attacking his human rights record, saying it has done nothing for drug addicts in the Philippines except collect money. He then offered his own version of what religion should be. The spat between the institution and Duterte continues, following a photo exhibition the Vatican ...