Changing religion cannot make this world a better place to be. The Catholic church is under fire when President Duterte said that the Catholic leaders are only good at criticizing him but have actually not helped in his war on drugs.
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[VIDEO]: President Duterte is dismayed by Catholic Church leaders who are good at criticizing but have not helped.
The President challenges priests to help in addressing the drug problem by preaching in drug-infested areas. Instead of criticizing the government’s campaign, they can actually help by doing social services and not just collecting alms, as per president Duterte. Duterte firmly confirms that the killings are not state-sponsored.
Duterte’s Experience with Priests
President Duterte made it known that he was also a victim of abuse by a priest during his younger days. He is not alone in this experience. However, there are more priests who are helping out in their community than those abusers. The fact that the abused child is now the president of the Philippines, his warnings must be taken seriously by Catholic leaders. Instead of condemning him, they should do a clean up in their organization as well.
Controversy during the Pope’s Visit
It is all over the news worldwide that Duterte curses the Pope during his Philippine visit. The president was addressing the traffic problem and actually cursed it and not the Pontiff. Most believers who are pro-Duterte are confused which side they are going to take. This has escalated over the Marcos burial issues. They are advised by Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez to change religion if they are treated differently – like not allowing them to take communion if they are pro-death penalty.
The Bishops’ Noise is Toppled by Pope Francis’ Kindness
President Duterte expresses his respect and support to the Catholic church in his letter to the Pope – hand carried by Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza. Dureza asks the Pope to bless the country. Pope Francis said; he will bless the president as well. Showing no ill feelings at all. Only love, humility, and kindness. This is being Catholic is all about. Not a rebel to the government.