Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte has called the Catholic bishops in his country useless. Without God, he would have done nothing in life, said Duterte on Wednesday in Manila.
„But your bishops, kill them. They are useless, they are fools. They just criticize. „His own god has a lot of common sense, said the 73-year-old. But the god of the Catholic Church is stupid. But he emphasized: „I never said that I was an atheist“. The presidency is a gift from God.
Duterte, in connection with allegations of corruption and abuse against clerics, has repeatedly lamented against Catholic priests and bishops. He says he was abused during his school days in Davao City. With a share of Catholics of 80 percent, the Philippines is the largest majority Catholic country in Asia.