Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo on Monday deemed as "blasphemous" President Rodrigo Duterte's strong tirades against God and the story of creation in the Bible.
In a Balita Pilipinas report, Pabillo also said the President's criticisms were just diversionary tactics to cover up for the "weaknesses" of the Duterte administration, including the issue about China.
On Friday, Duterte criticized the creation story in the Bible which says that the snake tempted Eve to eat the forbidden apple, then she in turn gave it to Adam. He said he could not comprehend why God would create something perfect, but later destroy it.
Officials of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) will meet next week to tackle the issue, according to Pabillo. — Anna Felicia Bajo/RSJ, GMA News