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Indonesia: prospect of ‘mass persecution’ of Christians in Bogor

Catholic World News - July 25, 2011

A mainline Protestant denomination in Indonesia is warning of the prospect of “mass persecution” in Bogor, a city of 950,000 located 35 miles from Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital.

The “intolerance and tyranny on behalf of the representatives of the government,” according to the Indonesian Christian Church, has prevented it from building a church in Bogor, as “Islamic militants seek to prevent church assemblies.” The denomination continues to hold services in the streets.

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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