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Indonesian bishop accused of having mistress resigns

Ruteng bishop Hubertus Leteng will be replaced temporarily by Sylvester San, the Bali-based Bishop of Denpasar, pending a new appointment. VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis on Wednesday accepted the resignation of an Indonesian bishop who had been accused by his own priests of having a mistress and skimming US$124,000 (105,000 euros) from Church coffers. Ruteng bishop […]

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Indonesian police arrest 58 men in raid on gay sauna

Six foreigners were among those detained, including four men from China, one from Thailand and one from Holland. JAKARTA: Indonesian police have detained 58 men including several foreigners in a raid on a gay sauna, an official said Saturday, the latest sign of a backlash against homosexuals in the Muslim-majority country. Police late Friday raided […]

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Students sent home from Indonesian Islamic school linked to child fighters

Spokesman Jumadi says the school was empty after the local police chief said failure to comply with the closure demands would lead to a “big demonstration” by residents from five surrounding districts. JAKARTA: Students at an Islamic school that Indonesian authorities have linked to Islamic State returned home after villagers nearby demanded its closure, a […]

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Indonesia urges Sabah to allow it to open secondary school

Ambassador says this will allow children of Indonesians working in Sabah to continue their education in the state instead of having to return home. KOTA KINABALU: Indonesia is seeking permission from the Sabah government to be allowed to provide secondary education to children of its citizens working in the state. Indonesian ambassador to Malaysia Rusdi […]

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Thousands of Indonesian Muslims protest against Myanmar

Protesters shouting “God is greater” and holding banners that read “Stop killing Muslim Rohingyas” gathered to condemn the worsening humanitarian situation in Rakhine state. JAKARTA: Indonesian Muslims protested outside the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta on Wednesday demanding an end to violence against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority. Thousands of demonstrators, many in white Islamic robes […]

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