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Jun. 26, 18 | 9:18 am

After his controversial remarks against God and the Catholic faith, President Rodrigo Duterte is not yet done with criticizing the beliefs of the Catholic Church.

During his speech in Cagayan de Oro on Monday, Duterte questioned the account of the “Last Supper” in the Bible.

The “Last Supper” is the biblical story that tells about the last meal Jesus had with His twelve apostles before He was crucified.

Jesus washed the feet of His disciples and also gave them bread and wine, which Catholics consider to be the institution of the “Holy Mass.”

Duterte then called the apostles “idiots”, and questioned their sainthood.

“And even itong Last Supper who are the idiots there? Basta na lang ginawang santo kasi nandun sila sa painting. San Isidro, San Pablo, St. Jude, Santo Rodrigo kung sino na lang,” he said.

His remarks drew laughter from the crowd listening to him.

“Why do you bind with me something very stupid. Binigyan ako ng Diyos ng isip,” Duterte added.

On his speech on June 22, Duterte drew flak after he criticized the story of creation in the Bible, and even God during his speech at the opening of the 2018 National ICT Summit in Davao City.

He questioned the logic behind the story in the Bible calling God “stupid” for creating something perfect just to have it ruined by bringing sins into the world.

Duterte, a Catholic, said that there are aspects of the Catholic faith that he does not agree with, rather, he believes that there is a “universal mind”.

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