Catholic rebels oppose Marcos

From Manila's imposing cathedral to tin-roofed chapels in the barrios (villages) outside Cotabato, Roman Catholic priests throughout the Philippines last week read out a pastoral letter on the country's most emotional religious issue: the morality of violence. The letter, which was signed by all of the country's 98 bishops, warned that incitement to revolutionary violence is "criminally irresponsible." But the bishops also lashed out at government corruption and violations of human rights, and declared that in the face of "manifest, longstanding tyranny," the use of force "is...

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