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Church provides 'iftar' meals to remember Surabaya bombings

  • Wahyoe Boediwardhana 

    The Jakarta Post

Surabaya   /   Tue, May 14, 2019   /  02:45 pm
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Muslims break the fast at the Saint Mary Immaculate Catholic Church in Surabaya, East Java, on Monday evening, during the commemoration of one year after the Surabaya bombings.(JP/Wahyoe Boediwardhana )

Hundreds of meal boxes and beverages were prepared for iftar (breaking of the fast) at the Saint Mary Immaculate Catholic Church in Surabaya, East Java, on Monday evening. Crowds of Muslims could be seen swarming the church, with churchgoers offering them a popular treat for breaking the fast, kolak -- a type of sweet condiment with coconut milk and palm sugar. Joining them were hundreds of guests from varying religious backgrounds, who were there to participate in a reflection of the deadly church bombings that took place exactly one year ago in Surabaya. "We prepared the meals and beverages to respect our brothers and sisters who are currently observing the fast, but still spare the time to join us in our reflection," said Ping Tedja Sukmana, a coordinator at the Saint Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, on Monday evening. The Saint Mary Immaculate Cat...