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Indonesia: Rosary campaign for national unity

May 11, 2016

Archbishop Ignatius Suharyo Hardjoatmodjo of Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital, has launched a Rosary campaign for national unity, according to an AsiaNews report.

Thousands of red and white rosaries are being distributed for the campaign; the priest who leads the archdiocesan liturgical commission explained, “The red symbolizes the will to defend the truth by faith in the Trinity; the white refers to holiness.” Red and white are also the colors of the nation’s flag.

The nation of 255.5 million ranks fourth in the world in population and has more Muslims than any other country. Indonesia is 87% Muslim, 7% Protestant, 3% Catholic, and 2% Hindu.


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