Indonesia: Catholic mob drags priest from church
Catholic World News - August 25, 2010
A priest who had defied a 1996 order by his bishop to leave his parish was forcibly removed by an angry mob on August 24.
According to a spokesman for the Diocese of Denpasar, Father Yohanes Tanumihardja was offered the opportunity “to continue his work as a priest in another diocese in another province, but he refused the idea.” Bishop Silvester Tung Kiem San said he had earlier appealed to police to evict the priest from the parish, but the police had refused, calling the matter an internal Church affair.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our April expenses ($18,070 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!