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Indonesian Muslim militants disrupt Mass in private home

July 06, 2010

Muslim extremists burst into a private home in Indonesia where a Mass was being celebrated, and scattered the congregation. The owner of the home, who had arranged for the Mass to celebrate his purchase of the property, said that the assailants came from outside the neighborhood. The priest-celebrant, Father Taucen Hotlan Girsang, told UCANews that the West Java area is “pretty vulnerable.”


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  • Posted by: samuel.doucette1787 - Jul. 07, 2010 8:48 AM ET USA

    I guess the Muslims were engaging in ecumenical dialogue with those who share a common faith in the God of Abraham. Does the CHurch suffer from the ecclesiastical version of battered women's syndrome? Why do we keep pursuing interreligious dialogue with those who hate us?

  • Posted by: extremeCatholic - Jul. 06, 2010 5:36 PM ET USA

    So much for including Indonesia as a Muslim-majority country which although it does not grant religious freedom, nevertheless has some religious tolerance for Christians.