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Filipino Catholics protest against drug war killings, death penalty bill

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Hundreds of Filipino Catholics marched in Manila to protest the continued killings under Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs.

Around a thousand devotees prayed with rosaries and sang hymns as bishops and the Philippines’ own cardinal read sermons against what they say are not “pro-life” policies in government.

The Catholic Church is protesting against pending bills in Congress on the re-imposition of capital punishment and a substitute for divorce.

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines previously held their “Walk for Life” in February 2017 to protest Duterte’s anti-narcotics crackdown.

More than 3,000 suspected drug users and pushers have been killed since Duterte took office in 2016. Police said the killings resulted from self-defence.

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