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Card Tagle: Bells toll in mourning at the destruction of lives
The Archbishop of Manila revives the tradition of the bells tolling in the evening to remember the dead. "We cannot promote a human and decent Filipino culture with killing." The appeal to pastors and lay people for solidarity with the victims and their families counter to the campaign of "cleanliness" launched by President Duterte.
21/08/2017 11:23:00 PHILIPPINES
Card. Tagle Against Duterte's War on Drugs: 'Stop the Waste of Human Life'
In less than four days, the police killed 32 alleged drug dealers at Bulacan and another 49 in Manila. Card. Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, invites the government to dialogue: "The drug problem should not be reduced to a political or criminal problem. It is a humanitarian issue that affects us all. " "Remember the words that God said to Cain, who had killed his brother Abel: Your brother's blood cries out to me from the soil (Genesis 4:10)."
21/09/2017 15:43:00 PHILIPPINES
Manila, Duterte tells son: 'If guilty, you're dead'
Paul Duterte is accused of association with crime and drug trafficking. The young politician denies having smuggled 120 million euros worth of methamphetamine. Opposition deputies say that president and family have long been involved in illicit activities.
15/03/2017 19:22:00 PHILIPPINES
Filipino police invites priests to join violent anti-drug operations
The country’s Bishops' Conference rejects the proposal to take part in President Duterte’s anti-drug campaign. The Church supports “Whatever strategy there is, for as long as there’s no killing and it is devoid of any corrupt and unjust practice”. Vice President Leni Robredo slums the drug war, which has left Filipinos feeling “hopeless and helpless”. Duterte retaliates against his adversaries.
30/08/2016 18:24:00 PHILIPPINES
Card. Tagle: extrajudicial killings and abortion, two faces of the same plague
The Archbishop of Manila condemns the "unpunished massacre" taking place in the country, but widens the field: "Life must be defended in all its forms. We must be concerned for what is happening on the streets, but also of abortion! These are also the forms of murder ".
12/09/2017 16:49:00 PHILIPPINES
Duterte’s war on drugs is unjustified, says Mgr Pabillo
The war on drugs “is nothing but extra-judicial killing". More than 12,000 people have died in police operations. Church outreach towards addicts and families includes relief and rehabilitation. Government figures about drug addiction are inflated.
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