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Filipino bishops’ leader: drug trade is worse problem than vigilante killings

November 07, 2017

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CWN Editor's Note: Archbishop Romulo Valles of Davao, the new president of the Filipino bishops’ conference, said that the problem of drug trafficking is a greater threat to the country than the hundreds of extra-judicial killings by anti-drug forces. The archbishop encouraged the faithful to “inspire and not condemn” police engaged in anti-drug work.
The country’s bishops have frequently condemned the killing of suspected drug traffickers, while President Rodrigo Duterte has argued that the campaign is needed to stem the drug trade.

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