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Seminarian in Indonesia turns doctor (again) to help fight the pandemic

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“I believed that God would surely keep me safe if he wanted me to continue my service. And if I had to die, I would die in peace.”

Islamist terror targeting Christians is on the rise in Indonesia

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“They see Christians as one of their enemies. They see Christians as thogut, an Arabic term for those who disobey God’s regulations. “

‘Miracle’ in Indonesia—sacristan prevents suicide bombers from entering cathedral

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“I did not know what had hit me. I just felt something was burning. It was very hot. And blood poured out of my wounds. Yet, I still could stand. My heart said: ‘God, please help me. I am burning.’”

Flash floods, landslides traumatize Catholics in Indonesia

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“I am completely traumatized by what happened that night. I told doctors that I could not think of anything. Just a blank mind.”

In Indonesia ‘it is time for Catholics to speak up’

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“Ideally, laws based on Islamic teachings should only apply to Muslims. In practice, however, such laws are applied to all with no exceptions.”

In Indonesia, anti-Christian terrorist attacks will remain part of the landscape

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In Indonesia, conservative and sometimes violent Islamist tendencies have been on the rise in recent years.

Suicide bombers strike at cathedral in Indonesia

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“The suicide bombing is not only the concern of Catholics but also the concern of all the entire nation and the Indonesian state.”

Indonesian parishioners long for a church building

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“Unexpectedly, there was a strong rejection from a certain intolerant Muslim group. They protested against the Easter celebrations held on the parish’s land. I was shocked as I did not expect such thing to happen. “

In Indonesia, a Muslim community enforces, then repeals a ban on non-Muslim residents

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“This village rule contradicts Indonesian law: the Pancasila, the country’s official philosophical foundation, as well as our constitution. Intolerance like this must be avoided so that Yogyakarta’s reputation is not damaged.”

Indonesia: Being faithful on Madura Island requires patience and courage

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“It is not easy to be Catholic on Madura Island, and I pray that my children will keep their faith. My wife and I do our best to keep them close to God.”

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