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Philippine bishop: Duterte’s drug war is ‘illegal, immoral and anti-poor’

KALOOKAN, Philippines — A Catholic bishop in the Philippines said his government’s controversial war on drugs is really a war against the country’s poor. “There...

Southern Philippines bishops support ‘temporary’ martial law

MANILA, Philippines — Catholic bishops in the southern Philippines supported the declaration of martial law in Mindanao following an attempt by a band of...

Gunmen take Catholic hostages; Philippines’ Duterte imposes martial law in Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines — Gunmen claiming to have links with the Islamic State group threatened to kill hostages, including a Catholic priest, who were taken...

Philippine church leaders feel powerless to stop extrajudicial killings

  MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Catholic leaders say they are powerless to stop a growing number of extrajudicial killings that have come with President Rodrigo...

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