Dispatch from Crame No. 532: Sen. Leila M. de Lima’s Statement on Duterte’s Latest Assaults on the Catholic Church during a Recent Interview with Pastor Quiboloy


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I am a Catholic. I was baptized and raised as one.

I’ve always endeavored to nurture and strengthen my faith as I grow older. My faith has deepened in these most trying times of my life.

I therefore take deep offense at Mr. Duterte’s incessant vilification, insults and attacks against the Catholic Church, singling it out among the active religions in the country.

Knowing how unhinged this President is, I have a choice as some friends would occasionally advise me, to just ignore him. But no! This is not right. The malignancy of his relentless assaults against the Catholic faith is absolutely unacceptable.

Patuloy nyang ginagawa ito dahil tayong mga Katoliko, kasama na ang Pamunuan ng Simbahan, ay hindi umaalma sa kanya.

This demonic President has been trying to destroy and divide the Catholic Church, just as he keeps on eroding our cherished values as a nation. He must be stopped! ###

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