Duterte: Kill ‘use­less’ bish­ops

Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Nation -

IN HIS lat­est at­tack against the Catholic Church, Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte on Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 5, said it would be bet­ter to kill bish­ops who are “use­less”.

“Itong mga obispo ninyo, patayin ninyo. Walang silbi ‘yang mga g ***** ‘yan (Your bish­ops, kill them. Those stupid are use­less). All they do is crit­i­cize,” the Pres­i­dent said in a speech de­liv­ered at Palace’s He­roes Hall.

He re­it­er­ated that the Catholic faith­ful’s God was “stupid,” far dif­fer­ent from his God who has a “lot of com­mon sense.”

“I never said I do not be­lieve in God. What I said is your God is stupid, mine has a lot of com­mon sense. That’s what I told the bish­ops,” he said.

“I never said I was an athe­ist. Well, the pres­i­dency is a God-given gift. I am sure God would not have given me the po­si­tion if I was a b***s***. Magk­laro tayo doon (Let’s be clear on that),” he added.

Duterte ear­lier slammed Caloocan Bishop Pablo Vir­gilio David, who has been crit­i­cal of the ad­min­is­tra­tion’s war on drugs.

David, who is also the vice pres­i­dent of Catholic Bish­ops’ Con­fer­ence of the Philip­pines, was ac­cused by Duterte on Novem­ber 22 of steal­ing Church do­na­tions to ben­e­fit the prelate’s fam­ily.

The Pres­i­dent then stepped up his ac­cu­sa­tion, as he al­leged in a speech on Novem­ber 26 that David could be in­volved in the il­le­gal drugs trade.

“David, nag-dududa nga ako bakit sige ikot ka diyan nang gabi. Duda tu­loy ako, p ****** i**, nasa droga ka (David, I’m sus­pect­ing why you’re loi­ter­ing at night). I couldn’t help but think you’re in­volved in il­le­gal drugs),” Duterte said in a Novem­ber 26 speech in Davao City.

David, how­ever, merely brushed aside Duterte’s ac­cu­sa­tion, stress­ing that such claim against him would only come from a “sick man.” (Sun­Star Philip­pines)

(PRES­I­DEN­TIAL PHOTO)

32ND CAB­I­NET MEET­ING. Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo R. Duterte reads some doc­u­ments while pre­sid­ing over the 32nd Cab­i­net Meet­ing at the Mala­cañang Palace.

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