Indonesian police to guard nearly 40,000 churches
December 24, 2013
Amid multiple terrorist threats, Indonesia is deploying 92,000 police to guard 39,789 churches at Christmas, the Jakarta Post reported. They will be supported by over 50,000 military and other personnel.
According to the Fides news agency, “there are several initiatives that see Christians and Muslims united to counter terrorist threats against Christians.”
The nation of 249 million is 86% Muslim, 6% Protestant, 3% Catholic, and 2% Hindu.
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