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Catholics carry a replica of the Black Nazarene during a procession ahead of feast day celebrations in Manila (CNS)

Security measures put in place due to fears of an Islamist attack

President Duterte: 'Please accept, Your Holiness, the assurances of my highest esteem and respect'  (AP)

The Philippines government is risking the worst of all outcomes

President Rodrigo Duterte gestures as he talks during the 115th Police Service Anniversary at the Philippine National Police headquarters (AP)

The Church and human rights groups have been alarmed by President Duterte’s violent crackdown on drug crime

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with US Secretary of State John Kerry last month (AP)

A crackdown on drug-related crime has left more than 400 suspected dealers dead since President Duterte took office in June

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

Archbishop Socrates Villegas (AP)

The president of the bishops’ conference said it was part of their vocation to speak out on political matters