New Indonesian archbishop vows to promote tolerance

Posted May 20, 2017 12:29 pm by Editor

New Indonesian archbishop vows to promote tolerance

Promoting tolerance and brotherhood amid rising sectarian tensions in Indonesia is one of the top priorities of the new archbishop of Semarang.   Father Robertus Rubiyatmoko, appointed Archbishop of Semarang by Pope Francis on 18 March, was consecrated bishop on May 19 at a ceremony at the National Police Academy in Semarang in Central Java.  The 53-year old bishop is the youngest of Indonesia’s 10 serving archbishops.   

“The archdiocese wants to create a culture of love in society. Catholics can promote a harmonious life which shows tolerance and brotherhood,” Archbishop Rubiyatmoko told UCANEWS.  “Rising sectarianism has led to intolerance. Worse, national unity

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