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Barred from church, Indonesian Catholics celebrate Christmas Mass in a parking lot

December 27, 2010

Unsuccessful in their efforts to roll back a decision by local official banning Christmas Mass in the local parish church, Indonesian Catholics in the Bogor region of West Java held their Eucharistic celebration in the parking lot outside a school.

The parish church had been declared inappropriate for worship services because Catholics had been unable to obtain a permit for the building. Local officials were under heavy pressure from Islamic militants to keep the building closed.


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