EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / A suspected drug pusher lies dead on the ground as a police crime scene operative gathers forensic evidence after three suspected drug pushers were killed when a drug bust operation ended in a shootout with authorities in Manila early on June 25, 2016.
Catholic Church leaders in the Philippines expressed alarm June 20 at a sharp rise in police killings of suspected criminals since the election of a firebrand president who has vowed a bloody war on crime. Their condemnation flies in the face of Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s call to police and even civilians to kill drug criminals. / AFP / NOEL CELIS / GRAPHIC CONTENT (Photo credit should read NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)