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Alleged drug users are arrested with zip ties during a police operation in Quezon City (CNS photo/Mark R. Cristino, EPA)

Archbishop Villegas says Filipino virtues are being replaced by ‘cuss words, lies and vulgarity’

Human rights activists light candles for the victims of extra-judicial killings around the country (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

The bishops said drug addicts were ‘sick brethren in need of healing, deserving of new life not death’

Relatives mourn an alleged drug dealer killed by police (CNS)

‘The Church cannot do anything now. Only those who started these bloodbaths can stop it’

A mother walks with her son under a banner for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (CNS)

Archbishop Socrates Villegas issued a statement, read in churches Sunday expressing deep concerns over the killings of drugs suspects

Pope Francis: 'It is unacceptable that so many innocent people … must pay the price for this conflict' (AP)

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Archbishop Socrates Villegas, centre, president of the Philippines bishops' conference (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

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Pope Francis waves before reciting the Regina Coeli prayer yesterday (AP)

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Relatives mourn over the coffins of the 44 fallen policemen (CNS)

Benigno Aquino under pressure to resign after 44 police officers are killed in battle with Islamists

Francis greets representatives of indigenous people before the audience (AP)

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The word 'Allah' in a headline in a Malaysian Catholic newspaper (CNS)

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