Under Islamist pressure, 9 churches and 6 temples closed in Indonesia

Authorities in Banda Aceh, a city of 175,000 on Sumatra, have shut down nine Protestant house churches and six Buddhist temples.

“Aceh is a special territory that enforces Sharia,” said Deputy Mayor Hajjah Illiza Sa’aduddin Djamal, who added that the churches had improper permits. Local sources told AsiaNews that civil authorities acted under Islamist pressure.”

http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=15974&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CatholicWorldNewsFeatureStories+%28Catholic+World+News+%28on+CatholicCulture.org%29%29

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: