Duterte brushes off the controversy of being blamed for priests’ alleged death threats

Duterte brushes off the controversy of being blamed for priests’ alleged death threats

- President Rodrigo Duterte said he couldn’t care less if all priests would die

- He added that the Church leaders should not blame him for receiving death threats

- The President also claimed that there was a recent case about a priest abusing a girl

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President Rodrigo Duterte said that he does not care if all priests would die amidst the controversy that many Church leaders have been receiving death threats due to his outburst.

KAMI learned that the President insisted that he should not be blamed for the death threats and the priests should stop “scaring” people.

“They tried to picture me na ‘pag namatay sila...I should be blamed because of my outburst. The hell. Wala akong pakialam kung mamatay kayo ngayon lahat. Maluwang pa ang ating cemetery,” the President said, as reported by the GMA News.

“If you want to be cremated, I could lump you,” he added.

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The President also said that the Church leaders should stop scaring people and blaming him.

“Making me feel guilty about my… Kayo ‘yung nauna,” President Duterte said.

“Stop scaring people about your holiness. Do not scare me about you dying and getting me blamed,” he added.

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Later on, Rappler reported that the President said there was a recent case about a priest who was allegedly under the influence of an illegal substance and “fingered” a girl.

"Magdahan-dahan kayong mga Katoliko. Better shut up or else. Extrajudicial killing? Prove it. But killing? Yes, destroy my country and I will kill you," the President said.

In a previous report by KAMI, Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas posted a video on Facebook to answer the criticisms of President Duterte to the Catholic church by reading Bible passages.

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