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Jakarta Post

Spreading the spirit of sharing

  • Slamet Susanto

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, March 30 2012   /  10:39 am

The Catholic community in Bantul, Yogyakarta, always celebrates Easter in ways steeped in tradition. This year it is also held with a united stand to spread the spirit of sharing with the poor.

C. Sugito, chairman of the Easter Celebration Committee of the Church of Jesus’ Holy Heart (HKTY) in Ganjuran, Bambanglipuro, Bantul, said the theme — “the Catholic community during times of concern and sharing” — was based on the current and alarming condition of the nation. While some people enjoy abundant wealth, the rest of the nation is in desperate need of assistance.

If the public, especially the Catholic community, focuses on showing its concern for the less fortunate, then the united action would be of immense benefit.

“What is worse is that the nation’s leaders are still selfish and only think about their own interests,” said Sugito.