Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has launched an expletive-filled rant against the Catholic Church declaring it is 'full of sh-t'.
He said Catholic priests are corrupt' and engage in 'sinful acts' and even claimed he was abused by a priest when he was a student at Ateneo de Davao University.
He also said three of his cabinet members had also said they too had been abused by Catholic priests and said if his allegations proved to be untrue he would resign, RT.com reports
The controversial leader stated this during a speech to families of Special Action Forces who died in riots in Mamasapano in 2015.Durterte said:
'I challenge the Catholic Church. You are full of s**t. You all smell bad, corruption and all.He also accused the Church of asking the Philippines government to fund top of the range cars for Church officials adding it was 'hypocritical'.
'Shouldn’t you be ashamed of yourselves. That’s so expensive and so many people have nothing to eat.
Son of a b**ch, the jerks accepted it.'His tirade against the Catholic Church comes after religious leaders have mounted a campaign to stop the killings in his anti-drugs drive, which has claimed about 6,000 lives in less than seven months.