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Millions celebrate Easter peacefully in Indonesia

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, April 22 2019   /  12:46 am
Eggciting: A girl looks at decorated Easter eggs during an event at Santo Yoseph Parish’s Yesus Gembala yang Baik Church in Denpasar, Bali, on Sunday. The egg decorating competition, which coincided with the Easter celebration, aimed to grow children’s sense of art and creativity.(JP/Zul Trio Anggono)(JP/Zul Trio Anggono)

Eggciting: A girl looks at decorated Easter eggs during an event at Santo Yoseph Parish’s Yesus Gembala yang Baik Church in Denpasar, Bali, on Sunday. The egg decorating competition, which coincided with the Easter celebration, aimed to grow children’s sense of art and creativity.(JP/Zul Trio Anggono)With the country still reeling from the contentious presidential and legislative elections last week, millions of people across the archipelago gathered solemnly together to peacefully observe and celebrate Easter on Sunday.Messages of peace and tolerance were broadcast across the country amid a string of political controversies surrounding last week’s simultaneous elections. Christians account for about 10 percent of the population of 265 million.In Kupang, Timor Evangelical Church leader Rev. Mery Kolimon said Easter Day represented a worthwhile opportunity for Christians to provide ...