Philipines President Duterte apologises to God over “stupid” remarks (video)

Philipines President Duterte apologises to God over “stupid” remarks (video)

The president of Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has apologised to God for calling Him "stupid," a remark that has caused an uproar among members of the Catholic Church and other religious groups.

Duterte made the apology during a meeting with evangelist Bro. Eddie Villanueva at the Malago Golf Club in Malacañang on the night of Tuesday, July 10, AsiaOne, a local media reports. gathered that Villanueva had earlier asked the president to apologise for his rant about a "stupid God" and for questioning the creation theory in the Bible.

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"If it's the same God, I'm sorry, that's how it is. Sorry, God. I said sorry God. If God is taken in a generic term by everybody listening then that's well and good," Duterte said in a video posted by the Presidential Communication Operations Office (PCOO) on its Facebook Page.

The president maintained his critics should "never use the name of God to attack government."

"I only apologise to God, nobody else. If I wronged God, he would be happy to listen. Why? Because my God is all forgiving. Why? Because God created me to be good and not bad," he said.

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The president sparked outrage in his largely Roman Catholic country by saying that if just one Christian told him truthfully that he/she had been to heaven and had a conversation with God, he would quit.

He also attacked the Catholic Church for collecting funds from members, accusing it of using donations to "maintain the palaces and the luxurious things that the rest of humanity do not have".

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