Pope tells Filipinos to reject corruption

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Pope Francis yesterday called on the Philippine government to tackle corruption and hear the cries of the poor suffering from “scandalous social inequalities” in Asia’s most Catholic country. The pope went to Malacanang Palace, the presidential residence, for an official welcoming ceremony led by Philippine President Benigno Aquino III as tens of thousands of ecstatic Filipinos lined the streets. Francis, a champion of the poor, pulled no punches in calling for a more just and caring society in the Philippines,…

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