Religious violence flares again in Moluccas
Catholic World News - December 14, 2011
Religious violence has broken out in Indonesia’s Moluccas Islands, a region that has seen frequent attacks on Christians in the past.
Rival gangs battled with machetes, clubs, and Molotov cocktails on December 13 in Ambon, the provincial capital. Earlier police had reported a knifing and firebombing. The violence may have been an echo of Muslim-Christian fighting in September. Authorities said that by December 14 the situation was “under control.”
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our January expenses ($19,764 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!