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The president and the cardinal have sharply contrasting personalities.

Showdown in the Philippines

Cardinal Tagle is a ‘Catholic rock star’; President Duterte scorns the Pope and believes in an eye for an eye. Both are loved by the people — so who will prevail?

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

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Rodrigo Duterte  (AP)

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte accused some bishops of violating their vow of celibacy

Pope Francis blesses pilgrims in St Peter's Square at yesterday's Angelus (AP)

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Rodrigo Duterte may be more diplomatic once he is elected (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Filipinos are holding out for Rodrigo Duterte’s presidency to be rather different from his election campaign

A billboard of leading presidential candidate Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in his hometown in Davao city (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesman says he wants to ‘ask for forgiveness’ from the Pope

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte kisses the Philippine flag during his final campaign rally in Manila (AP)

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Archbishop Socrates Villegas (AP)

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

Eucharistic congresses are gatherings of clergy, religious and laity to promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Church (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

At the bishops’ conference’s spring meeting the bishops agreed to hold the congress in 2018

Leonardo DiCaprio accepts the award for best actor at the Oscars on Sunday (AP)

At a conference on environmental issues, Sister Aloha Vergara urged Catholics to ‘be like Leonardo DiCaprio’