7 churches closed in Indonesia
June 03, 2014
Under pressure from Islamists, authorities in West Java, Indonesia, have closed seven Protestant churches, according to a report from AsiaNews.
“We no longer have a place of worship to come together and pray,” said one pastor, who noted that some of the faithful “have moved to other places for security reasons.”
The Southeast Asian nation of 251 million is 86% Muslim, 6% Protestant, 3% Catholic, and 2% Hindu.
- West Java authorities yield to Islamic pressure and close down seven Protestant churches (AsiaNews.it)