- Dec 9, 2019
The Philippine immigration bureau has ordered the deportation of an Australian nun who has angered the president by joining anti-government rallies, but her lawyers call the move “persecution” and say they’ll appeal.
The Philippines is the only country in the world — except for the Vatican — to have no divorce law. That could change after the Speaker of the House introduced legislation to allow for “quick dissolution” of marriage.
Catholic bishops in the Philippines lauded a 21-day march aimed at criticizing the war on drugs issued by President Duterte which has already cost thousands of lives. Catholic leaders have been vocally opposed to the revival of a harsh death penalty in the country .
A Filipino bishop backs the case filed before the International Criminal Court against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, calling him a “mass murder.” Human Rights Watch reported that more than 7,000 people had been killed in the president’s war on drugs in less than a year.
As the government in the Philippines continues its violent war against drugs, Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan expressed his concern for Catholics in the country who continue to support the President. The archbishop criticized those who hide behind the statement “I am a Catholic but ….”
The death penalty by hanging, lethal injection or firing squad has been restored in the Philippines despite criticism by the Catholic Church and human rights groups. President Rodrigo Duterte has been launching a violent war against drugs that has so far claimed the life of thousands.