Duterte: Catholicism may end 25 years from now

Pia Gutierrez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 25 2019 11:13 PM

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday that the Catholic religion may cease to exist 25 years from now due to allegations of corruption and sexual abuse.

“Alam mo ‘yung mga anak ninyo kung bright sana sa college ngayon, magbabasa, AB ganun, kasali ‘yang mga taga-engineering, BC, ikaw na diyan sa Philosophy, lalo ‘yan sa progressive na eskuwelahan, itong Katoliko na ito will disappear in almost 25 years wala na ‘yan,” Duterte said as he continued his tirade against the Catholic Church in his speech during the 1st National Assembly Liga ng mga Barangay sa Pilipinas at the SMX Convention Center.

“Hindi na makalimutan ng tao ‘yung --- ito pala ang Katoliko. ‘Pag inabot ng libog, madre. Kung ang mga bakla ang p***** i** niya, mga bata. Who needs a religion like that? Tapos sige ka pa bigay kada linggo ihatid pala niya sa kabit niya,” the President said.

Duterte cited a case in which a priest had been killed for allegedly having illicit affairs with multiple married women.

“Mga pari… Ito kaya, sabi ko, ilang beses na ‘yung pari binaril? Ilang beses ako naglabas ng matrix dito ‘yung pari sa center, ‘yun ang mga relasyon nila. Itong namatay na binaril --- saan ba ‘yun? Bagay patay siya pero natikman man niya lahat. Marami eh,” Duterte said. “Ang asawa, Army. ‘Yung asawa, bombero. ‘Yung asawa dalawa sila ng NBI agent. ‘Yung isa buntis. ‘Yun nga… Ah kaya pinatay ang g***. “

The President also slammed the media for portraying slain priests as saints.

“Pero kung mag-publish itong media pati Katoliko, parang ang pinatay santo. O ngayon lumabas na, pati si Pope nagsabi, pati mga madre p***** i**.”

Duterte has claimed to be a victim of sexual abuse by a priest in a Catholic school.