200 churches attacked in Indonesia since 2006
Catholic World News - June 16, 2011
Two hundred churches have been attacked in Indonesia since 2006, according to a report submitted to Aid to the Church in Need. Fourteen churches have been attacked in the first five months of 2011.
“President Yudhoyono sleeps if there is an attack on Christian churches,” said Theophilus Bela, president of the Jakarta Christian Communication Forum. “If the president sleeps, so do the police.”
“We Christians are not afraid, because we are also citizens of this country like other groups of our society,” Bela added. “The Christians go to their churches regularly, and our churches are always full every Sunday.”
3% of the nation’s 228.5 million people are Catholic, according to Vatican statistics. 6% are Protestant, and 86% are Muslim.
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