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Rising violence against Christian churches in Indonesian province

Catholic World News - July 23, 2012

Christian leaders in Indonesia's Aceh province are expressing grave concern over a wave of violent attacks against churches. The attacks have apparently been carried out by Muslim extremists.

Hostility toward the Christian minority is growing in Aceh, Church officials report. The problem is exacerbated by the government's aggressive drive to shut down churches that do not have all required permits. In recent weeks the government has closed down at lest 20 churches in Aceh, four of the Catholic churches.

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  • Posted by: wsw33410 - Jul. 23, 2012 11:22 PM ET USA

    Aceh is a province where thousands of homes and businesses were rebuild after tsunami, through the funding provided by many Christian organizations from around the World - what a shame

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