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Philippines’ President-Elect to Personally Apologize to Pope

Philippines president-elect Rodrigo Duterte plans to visit Vatican City personally to apologize for calling the pope a “son of a whore” last year, his spokesman said. Duterte, the foul-mouthed longtime mayor of Davao City, made the comment last year when a visit from the pope caused massive traffic congestion in the already heavily trafficked city of Manila. At the start of the pope’s visit in January 2015, Duterte said it took him five hours to travel across the city. Duterte said he...

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