Catholic World News

Indonesia: authorities shut down 3 Christian churches

May 07, 2012

In the Indonesian province of Aceh, protests by Muslim militants have led to the closing of three Christians churches: two Catholic and one Protestant.

Authorities in Aceh—where Islamic shari’a law is in force—claimed that the three churches were shut down because they lacked proper building permits. One was a Catholic church which has been in use for nearly 40 years with no previous complaints.

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