Indonesia: parishes house refugees fleeing volcano
July 20, 2011
Christian schools and church halls in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, are now housing 5,000 refugees--mostly Muslim--who have fled the eruption of Mount Lokon.
The Diocese of Manado, located in an area that is only 3% Catholic, is providing masks to refugees and is urging parishes to be “open and show solidarity, providing as much assistance as possible.”
- Eruption of the volcano in Sulawesi: more than 5,000 refugees in schools and Christian parishes (Fides)
- Diocese gives masks to volcano evacuees (UCA News)
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