Clash Between Duterte and Catholic Church in Philippines Intensifies

Source: The Wall Street Journal

A public feud between President Rodrigo Duterte and the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines intensified Monday as church leaders pushed back against criticism of priests and called for a national day of prayers and fasting.

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The overwhelmingly Catholic country has been riveted in recent weeks by a clash between the popular president and a powerful institution that has sought to maintain its traditional moral authority while under a barrage of criticism.

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