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A priest finally reaches faraway Pakak
Located some 400 km from the provincial capital, the one-thousand strong community of St Michael’s in Pakak gets a priest only for a day of the year because of its remoteness. Older couples renewed their marriage vows and young people went to confession and asked for advice.
07/07/2017 16:35:00 INDONESIA
Church celebrates the ordination of two tribal Dayak in West Kalimantan
The remote central province has only 24 diocesan priests and 11 Passionists. The pastoral mission of the Church is made difficult by the lack of priests. The ceremony drew thousands of Catholics. Frs Hendrik and Fransiscus talked to AsiaNews about their path of faith.
18/02/2017 10:43:00 INDONESIA
Ms. Chui Thjai Mie, first Indonesian Chinese woman to become mayor
She won in Singkawan (West Kalimantan) defeating three competitors. She follows Confucianism. The city is majority Chinese, where everyone speaks the Hakka language.
27/07/2017 17:19:00 INDONESIA
In Java, 19 new priests ordained in just two weeks
Yesterday, two Batak priests were ordained in Padang. Two days ago 8 priests in the diocese of Semarang. Two weeks ago, six new Jesuit priests in Kotabaru. Many young people reflect on the basic meaning of their lives and decide to enter seminaries. A very different situation from the one in the West.
Mass wedding in Indonesia
In one swoop, 3,500 couples will join in matrimony. The event is the brainchild of local authorities. The purpose is to help poor couples who might not otherwise be able to afford the cost of getting married.
11/04/2017 14:54:00 INDONESIA
West Kalimantan gets Indonesia’s first state Catholic college
STAKatN was known as the Santo Agustinus Pastoral Institute. State recognition is the result of the support of important local Catholic leaders. The lack of priests and catechists is one of the biggest problems for Kalimantan’s Catholic community. For Mgr Pius Riana Prapdi, the lack of Catholic educators is the main obstacle to spreading the Faith.
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