Indonesian prelate rues violence against Christians
Catholic World News - March 29, 2013
An Indonesian prelate has lamented an increase in violence, especially violence against Christians, in the largely Muslim nation.
Archbishop Johannes Pujasumarta of Semarang, a city of 1.5 million on the island of Java, said in an Easter letter that “violence is used to deal with issues of the construction of Christian worship places and schools.”
“What concerns me more is that perpetrators are local people,” he added. “They are even backed by certain parties that should protect this country.”
Archbishop Pujasumarta’s remarks follow the demolition of a Protestant church on the island.
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