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Once-powerful Philippines Church divided, subdued over drug killings

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by October 11, 2016 World News

MANILA (Reuters) – Catholic priests from the Philippines Church, an institution that helped oust two of the country’s leaders in the past, say they are afraid and unsure how to speak out against the war on drugs unleashed by new President Rodrigo Duterte.

In interviews with Reuters, more than a dozen clergymen in Asia’s biggest Catholic nation said they were uncertain how to take a stand against the thousands of killings in a war that has such overwhelming popular support. Challenging the president’s campaign could be fraught with danger, some said. We’re sorry. You don't have permission to access this page. Please sign up to have full access to this page.

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