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Indonesia: 3 attacks on Christian churches in a week

Catholic World News - 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.

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