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Philippine president declares Blessed Virgin’s nativity a civil holiday

August 14, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: President Rodrigo Duterte, who has often clashed with the Church’s hierarchy, had earlier declared the feast of the Immaculate Conception (December 8) to be a civil holiday.

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  • Posted by: nix898049 - Aug. 14, 2019 4:21 PM ET USA

    A nice gesture, maybe, but Mary's Nativity is on the 8th of September.