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Pluralism icon Franz Magnis-Suseno collapses during lecture, hospitalized

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Jakarta | Thu, October 19, 2017 | 06:08 pm
Pluralism icon Franz Magnis-Suseno collapses during lecture, hospitalized Catholic priest Franz Magnis-Suseno talks to journalists on Dec. 29, 2009. (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

Renowned philosophy scholar, pluralism defender and Catholic priest Franz Magnis-Suseno was rushed to Eka Hospital in Tangerang, Banten, after giving a philosophy lecture at the International University Liaison Indonesia (IULI) in Serpong, South Tangerang, on Thursday.

“He was panting while giving the lecture,” Catholic priest Benny Susetyo told kompas.com. He added that he had been waiting for further information from the doctor.

Franz had been scheduled to appear as a speaker at the religious journalism conference at the Multimedia Nusantara University (UMN) in South Tangerang on Thursday afternoon. He was supposed to address the audience in a discussion themed “Islam and Democracy in Indonesia.”

“We pray for Father Magnis who is now hospitalized. Hope that he will recover soon,” Benny posted on his Twitter account, @susetyopr.

Many netizens also sent prayers and well wishes for Franz’s speedy recovery.

One of them, Alissa Wahid, the daughter of the late former President Abdurrahman “Gus Dur” Wahid, wrote on her Twitter account: “Hope that Father Magnis will get well soon and be able to do his activities as usual.”

(dra/bbs)

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