Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sparked outrage last month when he called God “stupid” for allowing Adam and Eve to sin in the Garden of Eden.
Now, Duterte is apologizing for his rant.
Duterte’s apology was posted by the Presidential Communication Operations Office on Facebook.
Duterte said in the video, “If it’s the same God, I’m sorry, that’s how it is. Sorry, God. I said sorry God. If God is taken in a generic term by everybody listening then that’s well and good.”
Duterte continued saying he won’t apologize to his critics who he says should “never use the name of God to attack government.”
“I only apologize to God, nobody else,” Duterte said. “If I wronged God, he would be happy to listen. Why? Because my God is all forgiving. Why? Because God created me to be good and not bad.”