Religious-freedom award to Indonesian leader draws protests
Catholic World News - May 17, 2013
Catholic leaders in Indonesia are protesting the decision of an American foundation to honor the country’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono for his contributions to inter-religious dialogue.
The New York-based Appeal to Conscience Foundation named Yudhoyono as this year’s recipient of the World Statesman Award. Father Franz Magnis Suseno, has led protests, observing that the Indonesian leader has not addressed discrimination and violence against Christians and members of the country’s Shiite Muslim minority. “He obviously does nothing to protect minority groups,” the Jesuit priest said.
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