» 12/03/2010, 00.00
Yogyakarta, foiled attack on Catholic shrine
The target of the bomb attack were hundreds of pilgrims expected for the monthly Mass at the shrine of the Virgin Mary. Perpetrators behind the planned attack still unknown, but police reveal that they are experts. The shrine, founded in 1936, is an important pilgrimage site for Catholics of Prambanan.
West Java, for the first time a suicide bomber blows himself up inside a mosque. 28
The explosion occurred just before the Friday prayer inside the mosque located Taka in the Ciberon police headquarters. According to authorities the attack was planned by an Indonesian Islamic extremist group and is a revenge against the recent anti-terrorist police operations.
Bali, special forces kill five suspected terrorists
Anti-terrorist squad raid yesterday evening in two different areas of Denpasar. The group was affiliated with the Jemaah Islamiyah, the Indonesian cell of al Qaeda, and was planning new attacks on the island. Seized weapons and ammunition. Among the possible targets a popular cafe.
Attacks in Jakarta: suspicions focus on Jemaah Islamiyah
The police announce they are close to the identifying the two suicide bombers. Meanwhile, the identities of 9 victims begin to emerge: the bodies of three businessmen, two Australians and one from Singapore are recognised. Added to these a New Zealand citizen who died from his wounds.
Pope: in Pompeii to entrust the synod and missionaries to the Virgin Mary
On pilgrimage to the shrine dedicated to the Virgin of the Rosary, Benedict XVI speaks of "the role of Mary," who "personifies the people chosen by him to spread his blessing to the entire human family." Recalling the life of Blessed Bartolo Longo, the pope stresses that anti-clericalism and superstition are not lacking in our day.
23/07/2008 SRI LANKA
Bombings intensify, "Our Lady of Madhu" moved
Fighting and bombings in the area have required the statue of the Virgin Mary to be moved to the bishop's residence. The intensification of the conflict is forcing tens of thousands of refugees to live under the trees and in the jungle.
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