Church vs. State

Photographs by Eloisa Lopez
Portraits of slain victims of the Philippine drug war. Manila, November 2018

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal but popular war on drugs has forced the Catholic Church to ask itself a defining question: What is its responsibility under an immoral regime?

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Published: June 3, 2019

Eloisa Lopez is a photojournalist based in Manila, Philippines, with a special interest in stories on human rights, women’s issues, and religion. Since 2016, she has worked extensively to document the ongoing war on drugs in the Philippines; her work has been exhibited in France, Switzerland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and...