Report documents persecution of Christians in Indonesia
Catholic World News - January 14, 2011
Theophilus Bela, president of the Jakarta Christian Communication Forum and secretary general of the Indonesian Committee of Religions for Peace, has prepared a report documenting dozens of recent incidents of persecution against Catholics and other Christians in Indonesia, the world’s most populous predominantly Muslim nation.
The report also provides historical context: of the 1,200 churches burnt down or closed since 1945, only two were burnt down between 1945 and 1967. On the other hand, the situation has improved since a decade ago, when there were mass burnings of churches.
3% of the nation’s 228.5 million people are Catholics, according to Vatican statistics. 6% are Protestant, and 86% are Muslim.
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