Indonesia: Bishops, other Christians demand government protect churches
Catholic World News - February 10, 2010
Demanding government protection from the protests of Muslim extremists and the hostility of local officials, representatives of the Indonesian bishops and Protestant communities rallied at the nation’s House of Representatives on February 9 and spoke with legislators.
“Earlier this month, more than 200 local residents protested at our church,” said one Protestant leader. “It ended with the Bekasi regency administration closing down our church, forcing us to hold regular services in the street.”
86% of Indonesia’s 224.9 million people are Muslim. 6% are Protestant, and 3% are Catholic.
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