Indonesia: 3 attacks on Christian churches in a week
December 10, 2010
Three Christian places of worship were attacked during the first week in December, according to AsiaNews. On December 1, a child discovered four homemade grenades at a Marian shrine before they exploded; on December 5, a letter bomb was mailed to a Protestant church. On December 7, two bombs exploded at a Catholic parish in Java.
3% of the nation’s 224.9 million people are Catholic, according to Vatican statistics; 6% are Protestant and 86% are Muslim, making Indonesia the nation with the largest Muslim population.
- Bomb in a church in Central Java, Archbishop calls for calm (Asia News)
- Yogyakarta, foiled attack on Catholic shrine (AsiaNews)