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Bishops call for 3-day fasting after Duterte says God stupid

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Philippine Catholic bishops have called for and prayers after the called God "stupid" and questioned God's existence in profane remarks that set the foul-mouthed leader on a collision course with Asia's largest

Romulo Valles, who heads the country's association of bishops, called for a day of prayers on July 16 to invoke "God's mercy and justice on those who have blasphemed God's holy name, those who slander and bear false witness and those who commit murder or justify murder as a means for fighting criminality."

Valles asked Filipino Catholics to join bishops in three more days of fasting, and almsgiving starting on July 17.

Duterte has had a thorny relationship with Catholic bishops, who have criticized his bloody anti-drug crackdown and vulgar language.

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 17:00 IST
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