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Catholics in Bogor (West Java) not allowed to celebrate Christmas Mass
The authorities ban all Christian activities, citing as their reason the lack of a proper place of worship, which Catholics have been demanding for years without success. Increasingly, radical Muslims are becoming intolerant towards Christian groups.
Central Java, Islamist threat: Scrap Christmas symbols and no celebrations
Dozens of Islamic extremists of the Sukaharjo District attacked three shops in Solo. The group has forced retailers not to allow employees to wear Christmas symbols or to promote celebrations. The Mayor of Banda Aceh issued a public announcement prohibiting Muslims to attend Christian events.
Day of prayer and fasting for Christians in Orissa, together with Hindus and Muslims
In many cities, Hindu religious representatives have condemned the violence against Christians in Orissa. Cardinal Vithayathil calls the day a sign of a "new era": the Christians have responded to the violence with nonviolence, following the teaching of Jesus.
No death penalty for Poso three, say international groups, Indonesian Catholics
Last weekend police announced the imminent execution of Tibo and his companions. The Catholic community of the world's largest Muslim country has added its voice to international campaigns on their behalf.
Three Indonesian Catholics face firing squad on 12 August
After many delays, the authorities of central Sulawsi have fixed the date and place for the execution of Tibo and his two friends. Their families have reiterated their opposition to the "unjust" penalty and say the judges have proved to be "blind and deaf" when faced with new evidence in favour of the three men.
New witnesses in support of condemned Catholics
The Palu Court has reviewed the case and referred it to the Supreme Court. But the police of Central Sulawesi insist the execution of the three men is "imminent".
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