Indonesian Catholics urged to stay alert during Holy Week due to church attacks

By Peter Kenny | Ecumenical News

Church officials have called on Catholics in Indonesia to stay alert during Holy Week following an upsurge in violence against Christians and some attacks on churches in several parts of the country.

“We call on each parish and mission station to stay alert ahead of the observance of Holy Week and Easter. This is very important,” Fr. Felix Atmojo, vicar general of the Archdiocese of Palembang, March 13.

“We don’t want the church attack to reoccur,” he said, according to UCA News.

Holy Week, the most sacred week, begins for many Christians begins on March 25 this year.