"The Catholic Church has been entangled in politics in the Philippines for almost five centuries," writes Sean Williams in his article, "How the Catholic Church is fighting the drug war in the Philippines." This country, whose population is over 80 percent Catholic, continues to grapple with its national and religious identity. Moreover, with President Rodrigo Duterte and his War on Drugs, the Catholic Church in the Philippines is struggling to coordinate its response.

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