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Filipino bishops ridicule Duterte’s claim against Cardinal Tagle

March 12, 2020

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CWN Editor's Note: Catholic bishops in the Philippines have dismissed as “ludicrous” a claim by President Rodrigo Duterte that Pope Francis brought Cardinal Luis Tagle to Rome as punishment for the cardinal’s political involvement. Duterte, who has clashed repeatedly with the Catholic hierarchy, said that Cardinal Tagle was supporting his opponents, and Pope Francis appointed him prefect of the Congregation for Evangelization as a punishment.

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