Philippines: Pope Francis, Shifting Influence
Dr. Lisandro Claudio | Chief Persida V. Rueda Acosta
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The Philippines is home to 80 million Catholics, the highest Christian population in Asia, and a natural choice for Pope Francis to end his week-long tour of Asia. The Church has historically had a major influence over Filipino society, but recent challenges to its power - the Reproductive Health Bill - raised questions over its continued importance. We take a closer look at the culture and politics of Catholicism in the isles.
Mahesh Krishnan contributed to this report.
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