Pope calls on Philippines government to end corruption

January 16, 2015 12:29 PM

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Manila: Pope Francis praised 500 years of Catholicism in the Philippines and the country’s importance to the Vatican’s influence in Asia, but he called on the government to end corruption in politics.

Speaking in English at Malacanang, the presidential palace, Pope Francis called on leaders to ensure social reform for the poor and to protect the family as a unit of society, including the unborn, women, overseas workers.

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