Posts Tagged ‘Indonesian muslims’

President Widodo meets with Catholic bishops

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

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

Priest in Indonesia has forgiven man who attacked him with a sword

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

A priest in Indonesia attacked and wounded in his church by a sword-wielding man on 11 February says he has forgiven his attacker. Suliyono, 22, a suspected Muslim extremist, armed with a sword, entered St. Lidwina Church in Yogyakarta as the congregation was singing a hymn during Mass led by Jesuit Father Karl-Edmund Prier. “I forgive Sulyono Read more

Muslims – Catholics join against blasphemy

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Muslim activists in Indonesia want police to charge one of their hard-line clerics with blasphemy. They have joined Catholic students who accuse the cleric of insulting Christianity. They accuse the leader of the Islamic Defenders Front, Rizieq Syihab, of mocking Christians following a sermon on Christmas Day. He reportedly said, “If God gave birth, then Read more