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Indonesian bishops: ‘The Church must open up’ and ‘strengthen interreligious brotherhood’

November 14, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: Indonesia’s bishops discussed the Document on Human Fraternity, signed by Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar in Abu Dhabi in February. Indonesia (map), the world’s fourth most populous nation (261 million), has more Muslims than any other country. The nation is 87% Muslim, 7% Protestant, and 3% Catholic.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Nov. 14, 2019 11:46 PM ET USA

    I read the Indonesia bishops' message as defensive in nature, given the nation's overwhelming Islamist population.