Archbishop Charles John Brown, the Papal Nuncio to the Philippines, said that he would inform Pope Francis of the turmoil in the country caused by the Duterte government’s bloody anti-drug campaign.
After a dialogue with orphans and widows of the drug war on Saturday, Brown pledged that he would see to it that the pontiff is made aware of the situation.
“I assure you that Pope Francis is close to you,” he said. “In fact I would be going to see Pope Francis in October and I promise you I will tell him about this experience in person.”
A Nuncio is the equivalent of an embassy in a particular nation.
According to data from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, the death toll had hit 6,000 as of December 2019. Currently, the anti-drug campaign is being probed by the International Criminal Court, a move which the administration has claimed as being politically motivated.