Duterte seeks church outreach after outraging Filipino Catholics with ‘stupid’ God comments

Source: CNN

By Euan McKirdy, CNN

(CNN)Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has promised to mend fences with the Catholic Church in the wake of scathing comments he made about God, which shocked many in Asia’s largest Catholic country.

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In an apparent attempt to tamp down tensions after he called God “stupid” in a speech last week, Duterte announced Tuesday that he would engage in talks with the Catholic Church and other religious groups.
Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said that Duterte realized he needed to mend bridges with the powerful religious institution. Roque will have a position on a committee created to communicate better with the church.

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