MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Philippines’ Catholic bishops have had it with President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. They have petitioned The Vatican for his excommunication from the Roman Catholic Church.
The petition had nothing to do with the alleged extra-judicial killings connected with Duterte’s war on drugs. Rather, the bishops said Duterte broke a promise he recently made to God.
Many will recall that Duterte revealed God talked to him during his flight back from a state visit to Japan and promised the Almighty that he would stop his cursing and cussing.
On Tuesday, Duterte broke his no curse vow when he warned police officers not to engage in the illegal drug trade.
“Wag kayong (police) magkamali pumasok diyan (drugs) t**g**a, tatapusin ko talaga kayo,” Duterte warned in an ambush interview. (Don’t make the mistake of getting into drugs son-of-a-whores, I will finish you.)
Pope Francis is yet to receive the formal petition from the Philippine bishops.
The Adobo Chronicles caught up with Duterte as he was about to board a plane for Davao City. We asked him to comment on the bishops’ petition.
Duterte replied: “t**g**a, I don’t care about these bishops. They can go to purgatory. I will issue an executive order to cancel their tax exemption, and I will sequester their millions of investments in the stock market. Let’s see if they don’t promise to God that they will never attack me again.”