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Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Cardinal criticizes Mexican president's anti-crime policy

Jun 23, 2022

By David Ramos

The "hugs not bullets" policy of the president is ineffective, says Guadalajara archbishop Cardinal José Francisco Robles Ortega. Read more

A protest against the Philippine war on drugs outside the Philippines Consulate General in NYC.

Filipino priest to stand trial for sedition charges after speaking out on president’s drug policies

Jan 14, 2021

A Catholic priest in the Philippines is set to stand trial on sedition charges, stemming from his public objections to... Read more

In Philippines, bishop calls for mental health approach to drug problems

Oct 12, 2019

Amid a United Nations investigation into a brutal “war on drugs” by Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte, a Catholic bishop is... Read more

Joaquín Guzmán Loera, known as El Chapo.

Mexican bishop considers life sentence for 'El Chapo' to be just

Jul 18, 2019

The bishop of one of Mexico's most violent areas has said that Wednesday's sentencing of drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera... Read more

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UN approves investigation into drug war in the Philippines

Jul 12, 2019

The UN Human Rights Council has approved a resolution to launch an investigation into the violent war on drugs taking... Read more

President Rodrigo R. Duterte.

Filipino priest who criticized Duterte says he has gone into hiding

Aug 27, 2018

A Filipino priest who has been an outspoken critic of extrajudicial killings in the country says he has gone into... Read more

Filipino bishops support mandatory drug tests for students

Jun 27, 2018

The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines has expressed support for a proposal by the country’s drug enforcement agency that... Read more

This priest says Adoration has made Juarez a safer city

Nov 22, 2017

Juarez, located in the state of Chihuahua in northern Mexico, was considered from 2008 to 2010 to be one of... Read more

Filipino Bishops begin rosary campaign against violent drug war

Nov 6, 2017

By Perry West

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines has called for a prayer campaign to address violence in an escalating conflict... Read more

Don't misuse Bible to push death penalty, Philippines bishops say

Mar 20, 2017

Remember what Jesus' cross stands for, and don't misuse the Bible to justify the death penalty, the Philippines' Catholic bishops... Read more

The Filipino Catholic Church is resisting the brutal drug war

Feb 28, 2017

Caught in the throes of a brutal war on drugs, the people of the Philippines are increasingly looking to the... Read more

President Rodrigo R. Duterte.

Philippines bishops: Trust in God, not Duterte's deadly drug war

Feb 8, 2017

Though the Philippines president has professed a willingness to go “to hell” to win his deadly war on drugs, the... Read more

End the violence, seek God's peace – a Mexican bishop calls for hope

May 10, 2016

A Mexican bishop is seeking answers after recent attacks on Catholic churches and priests, and years of high murder rates.  Read more

'It's hard to think there was no complicity' – Mexican bishop on 'El Chapo' escape

Jul 15, 2015

Three Mexican bishops have spoken out in recent days about public sector corruption in their nation, highlighting the escape of... Read more