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Bomb explodes at Catholic school in Indonesia

Catholic World News - August 08, 2013

A gasoline bomb exploded at a Catholic high school in Indonesia’s capital on August 6, according to a report from UCA News, an Asian Catholic news agency. No one was injured.

“We should tighten security at churches and Church-run institutions such as schools and hospitals to offset possible terror or violence,” said Archbishop Ignatius Suharyo Hardjoatmodjo of Jakarta. The archbishop called upon his people to be "vigilant" regarding threats of violence, while continuing to live in harmony with people of other faiths.

The archbishop wrote to priests and other Catholic leaders, asking for extra caution in light of a rash of attacks on Christian institutions that peaked at the close of Ramadan.

The explosion at the Catholic school followed the bombing of a Buddhist temple in another area of Jakarta.

The nation of 248.7 million is 86% Muslim, 6% Protestant, 3% Catholic, and 2% Hindu.

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