Listen to Papua, Church Leaders
Sunday, 27 December 2020
Pastors in Papua asked bishops in Indonesia to break their silence over the violence in the region. Church leaders must push for dialogue and reconciliation in order to end the conflict.
THE leaders of the Indonesian Catholic Church should respond seriously to the appeal for attention from 147 pastors across Papua concerning the humanitarian incidents that continue to occur in the region. The bishops must not remain silent in the face of the violence and human rights abuses suffered by the faithful in Papua. Continued silence by the church leaders will only worsen the conflict in Papua, which has continued for half a century.
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