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TIME TICKING? President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday renewed his tirades against the Roman Catholic Church, saying the over 2,000-year-old institution will no longer be relevant in 30 years.
“That religion will become a passé in the next 30 years. Lalong lalabas na ang mga abuses nila,” Duterte said in a speech before newly appointed public officials.
The President went on to fire sweeping accusations of wrongdoings against members of the clergy.
Duterte added that priests are among the “oligarchs” that “ail Philippine society.”
Catholic Church leaders have opposed Duterte’s anti-narcotics crackdown and his push for the revival of capital punishment, lowering of the age for criminal liability, and implementation of the Reproductive Health Law.