Philip­pine pres­i­dent re­news at­tack on Catholic church

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- Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte on Thurs­day de­nounced bish­ops in the Catholic-ma­jor­ity coun­try as ‘sons of bitches’, re­new­ing his at­tacks on the church that has crit­i­cised him over his bloody war on drugs.

Duterte, who launched his cam­paign against drugs when he took of­fice in mid-2016, re­mains hugely pop­u­lar but doubts about the cam­paign, in which thou­sands of peo­ple have been killed, have been grow­ing.

"Only I can say bish­ops are sons of bitches, damn you. That is true," Duterte said in a speech dur­ing a ground­break­ing cer­e­mony for a school north of the cap­i­tal, Manila.

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