Bishop vows to fight 'persecution of Christian beliefs'
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Philippine issues rallying cry against 'attacks on principles of Christianity'
Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan, president of the Philippine bishops' conference. (Photo by Angie de Silva)
A leading bishop in the Philippines said the Catholic Church would continue to fight the "persecution of Christian beliefs" against all odds.
"Christians are used to persecution," said Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan, president of the bishops' conference.
He said that although Christians are not persecuted in the Philippines "we have started to persecute Christian beliefs."
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