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Java: Catholics will defy ban on Christmas Mass

Catholic World News - December 24, 2010

Catholics and Protestants in the Indonesian province of Bogor, in West Java, will hold Christmas worship services despite a ban by local authorities. Supportive of Islamic militants’ demands, authorities in Bogor have refused to grant building permits to local Christians, causing congregations to worship on sidewalks and other makeshift meeting places.

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  • Posted by: dover beachcomber - Dec. 25, 2010 4:27 PM ET USA

    When Mass eventually becomes allowed "by permit only" in the U.S., a decade or two or three from now, I wonder how many Catholics in America will show up on Sunday to risk jail for Christ? Oh, I forgot. It can't happen here. Silly me.

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