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Indonesia: Catholic school faces threat of closure if it doesn’t offer instruction in Islam

September 24, 2012

Civil authorities in central Java have threatened to close a Catholic school unless it begins to offer Islamic instruction to its Muslim students. Approximately 40 of the 1,400 students enrolled in St. Pius Catholic Schools in Tegal District are Muslims.

“Muslim parents have come out to defend the Catholic schools, saying they do not believe the schools would be closed for the lack of Islamic courses,” AsiaNews reported.


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  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Sep. 24, 2012 8:06 PM ET USA

    These good Catholics deserve our prayers.

  • Posted by: Telengard - Sep. 24, 2012 6:48 PM ET USA

    Wonder what would happen if they tried to expell the 40? Wonder what is happening to the parents of the 40 who sent their children to a Catholic School that didn't teach the Koran? Didn't the Catholic School that the president attended teach/pray the Koran daily?