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Indonesia’s Armed Forces 'to defend' tolerance
Mgr Ignatius Suharyo Hardjoatmodjo visits Cilangkap headquarters. The Indonesian Church is grateful to the Armed Forces for the construction of a chapel on the military base and for the closeness they expressed after the Islamist attack of 11 February against the chapel of St Lidwina in Yogyakarta.
21/02/2018 16:48:00 INDONESIA
Mass and Muslim solidarity after church attack
Four people were wounded in the attack on 11 February. The 23-year-old Islamic extremist Suliyono who attacked the church armed with a sword has been forgiven. The Islamic organisations Muhammadiyah and Gus Durians show solidarity with Catholics.
09/02/2018 17:21:00 INDONESIA
As elections near, advocates of pluralism and those who favour identity politics split the country
Extremists’ use of religion and ethnicity has pushed Indonesians into opposing camps. Voters will elect local governments on 27 June this year, and choose a new president and parliament on 17 April 2019.
Indonesian religious group against plans to "Burn the Koran"
Semarang parish organizes an evening meetings with Muslims to discuss, pray and break the fast together. Mutual appreciation and satisfaction. Burn the Koran is an "unpopular and sectarian initiative ".
17/03/2017 11:33:00 INDONESIA
Hasyim Muzadi, defender of pluralism, has died: the condolences of Indonesian Catholics
The Church remembers him for his commitment to defend and protect the principle of the nation's unity in diversity. The Muslim cleric has promoted dialogue and tolerance between different confessions in an Indonesia marked by hatred of radical Muslims.
18/11/2017 14:36:00 INDONESIA
In Jakarta, the bishops remember the important role played by the Church in Indonesian history
The prelates renewed their support for the nation’s values of unity and harmony to which Catholics were committed before and after independence. The Vatican was among the first foreign states to recognise the new country, which the Indonesian Catholic Church helped stabilise. Mgr Albertus Soegijapranata of the Semarang Apostolic Vicariate played an important role.
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