Davao, Philippines, Jul 9, 2018 / 05:17 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Filipino bishops conference has called for three days of prayer and fasting, about a month after President Rodrigo Duterte called God “stupid,” among other things. After the initial series of comments, the country’s bishops’ conference met with Duterte to attempt to ease tensions.

Duterte’s remarks were met with outrage by the majority-Catholic country.

Archbishop Romulo Valles of Davao, president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) wrote in a pastoral exhortation asking Filipinos to make July 16 “a day of prayer and penance” asking God for mercy and justice

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