Duterte hits Church: 'If you can't mend your ways, You do not have the moral ascendancy to lecture on us''


President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday lambasted the Catholic hierarchy anew for criticizing his war on drugs.

This time, Duterte questioned Catholic leaders why the church has not contribute to the campaign against illegal drugs despite the millions in collection its parishes receive.

"Anong ginagawa ng simbahan? Kayong simbahan ng katoliko, milyon ang kita ninyo... Saan ang pera ng tao? Kayong mga pari, mga obispo?... May bahay ba kayo na miski limang kwarto lang for rehab?" Duterte stated in a speech after the oath-taking of the newly promoted officials of the Philippine National Police in MalacaƱang.

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Duterte said Catholic leaders had no moral ascendancy to criticize the government's war on drugs that killed thousands suspects if it could not give justice to the children that priests molested.

"If you cannot mend your ways, if you cannot even give justice to the small boys that you have molested in the past, you do not have the moral ascendancy to lecture on us on sanctity of life," Duterte said.

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