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Davao prelate who asked Duterte to stop cussing is new CBCP head

/ 04:30 PM July 08, 2017

FILE –  Presidential candidate and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte meets with Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles. in December 2015. FROM CHRISTOPHER BONG CO’S FACEBOOK

Archbishop Romulo Valles of Davao – who once advised then Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to not only stop using cuss words in his speeches but also to pray the rosary everyday for atonement – was elected as the new president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines.

The CBCP held an election at the Pope Pius XII Catholic Center in Paco, Manila on Saturday.

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In a report by CBCP news, Valles, who is the current CBCP vice president, will succeed Archbishop Socrates Villegas. Villegas has finished his second and final term.

The report added that Bishop Pablo Virgilio David of Caloocan City was elected CBCP vice president.

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