Here is an unofficial translation of a statement by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Indonesia calling for an end to violence in Papua. It was issued on 17 November 2011. Indonesian Bishops Conference Statement on Papua November 2011
The Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office is calling for action to help the tragic situation of persecuted Rohingya people fleeing Myanmar. It’s Chair, Bishop Vincent Long OFMConv, is a refugee himself. He is calling on the Catholic Community across Australia to pray for the Rohingya people fleeing persecution in their homeland. Meanwhile, the ACMRO welcomed the news that the Indonesian and Malaysian governments have come to a temporary agreement to assist some of the Rohingya people. Read the media release.
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