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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

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

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Catholic bishop laments murder of human rights activist in Philippines

A Catholic bishop deplored Tuesday the murder of a human rights activist in the Philippines.   Read more

Rodrigo Duterte.

Catholic leaders reject Duterte’s call to revive death penalty in Philippines

Catholic leaders in the Philippines have spoken out against President Rodrigo Duterte’s call to reinstate the death penalty for illegal... Read more

President Rodrigo R. Duterte.

Catholic bishops: Democracy is being eroded in the Philippines

The bishops of the Philippines have issued a pastoral letter accusing the government of undermining the country’s democratic institutions.  Read more

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Sedition charges dropped against 4 bishops in Philippines

The Philipine government has dropped charges against four bishops and two priests who were accused of attempting to overthrow President Rodrigo... Read more

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UN approves investigation into drug war in the Philippines

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.

Caritas head applauds Philippines new anti-poverty measure

A new law in the Philippines to support those living in poverty has won the praise of Caritas Manila, a... Read more

President Rodrigo R. Duterte.

Duterte open to dialogue with bishops after suggesting Filipinos kill them

A government spokesman said Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is open to dialogue with the country’s bishops, after the president recently... Read more

President Rodrigo R. Duterte.

Duterte: Catholics should pray at home, not pay Church 'idiots'

The president of the Philippines encouraged on Monday Catholics to build their own chapels, rather than attending Catholic churches.  Read more

President Rodrigo R. Duterte.

Filipino priest who criticized Duterte says he has gone into hiding

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

Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte.

Filipino bishops call for prayer, fasting after Duterte's blasphemies

The Filipino bishops conference has called for three days of prayer and fasting, about a month after President Rodrigo Duterte... Read more

Filipino bishops support mandatory drug tests for students

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

President Rodrigo R. Duterte.

After calling God 'stupid,' Duterte seeks collaboration with bishops

After calling God “stupid,” Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday that he will seek to have a dialogue with... Read more

Sr. Patricia Fox walks free from the Bureau of Immigration office in Manila where she was held April 17, 2018.

Australian nun to be deported from Philippines for alleged political activism

An Australian Catholic nun who has been working as a missionary in the Philippines for nearly 30 years has been... Read more

Sr. Patricia Fox walks free from the Bureau of Immigration office in Manila where she was held April 17, 2018.

Australian nun briefly detained in Philippines for political activism

An Australian nun was arrested and briefly detained earlier this week in the Philippines as the government cracks down on... Read more

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

Filipino seminarians to drug war victims: we remember you

Victims of the deadly Philippines drug war deserve to be remembered, said Catholic seminarians as they reaffirmed the need for... Read more

Filipinos protest police and vigilante killings.

Catholic leaders decry brutal police killings in Philippines

As police and vigilante killings continue under President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal campaign against illegal drugs, Catholic leaders in the Philippines... Read more

Duterte's bloody war on drugs slammed as 'social cleansing'

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and government officials are guilty of “social cleansing” under the guise of a war on drugs,... Read more

An anti-death penalty demonstration in Manila, March 2017.

Filipino bishops praise cross-country march against death penalty

The Catholic bishops of the Philippines have praised a cross-country march showing opposition to the restoration of the death penalty.  Read more

The Filipino Catholic Church is resisting the brutal drug war

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