Posts Tagged ‘Indonesian bishop’

President Widodo meets with Catholic bishops Comments 0

Thursday, August 30th, 2018
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President Joko Widodo paid a visit to the headquarters of the Bishop’s Conference of Indonesia (KWI) in Jakarta on August 24. Widodo was welcomed by KWI president Archbishop Ignatius Suharyo of Jakarta, secretary-general Bishop Antonius Subianto Bunjamin of Bandung and 8 other bishops. “In the meeting, I talked about issues related to the Pancasila [the Read more

Bishop says official inaction contributed to alcohol linked deaths in Papua Comments 0

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

An Indonesian bishop has accused local authorities in Papua of ignoring an alcohol ban, saying their inaction has contributed to a spate of deaths linked to the consumption of bootleg liquor. According to Papua police, 86 people have died, 264 have been seriously injured and 839 injured slightly since 2013 in alcohol-related incidents. Papua governor Read more

Indonesian bishop backs priest questioned for treason Comments 0

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Indonesian Bishop Leo Laba Ladjar of Jayapura has expressed support for a priest recently questioned by police on treason charges for leading a prayer service attended by members of an alleged Papuan separatist group. Father John Djonga appeared at the police station in Wamena on Feb. 26 after consulting with the bishop. Accompanied by a Read more