Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has launched yet another verbal attack against Catholic bishops, calling them useless and saying they should be killed, according to the transcription of one of his speeches released by the presidential office on Thursday.
More than 85 per cent of the country's population is Catholic.
The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) refused to comment.
Two weeks ago, the President insulted Catholic bishops and priests, saying Filipinos should not go to church to pay for "idiots".
The conflict between Duterte and the Catholic Church goes back to February 2017, when the CBCP criticized the President's violent anti-drugs campaign, calling it a "reign of terror".
Duterte retaliated by calling them "s**s of b*****s".
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