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Despite growing extremism, interreligious dialogue remains paramount in Semarang Archdiocese

Brotherhood is 'the breath' of Catholic Church in Java

Jami' Istiqomah Mosque in Ungaran, Semarang district. This mosque is located opposite Christ the King Church where Father Aloysius Budi Purnomo runs an interreligious dialogue program. (ucanews.com photo)

Katharina R. Lestari, Semarang
Indonesia

June 14, 2017

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It's been 15 years since Setyorini, a Muslim woman, sold newspapers in front of the office of Semarang Archdiocese in Indonesia's Central Java province.

The mother of three had a good relationship with the priests and laypeople working at the archdiocesan office. "They often give me cookies ahead of Eid al-Fitr. In return, I usually wished them Merry Christmas in December," she says.

Another local, Adrianus Kris Pranggono, a parishioner from Our Lady Queen of Holy Rosary Cathedral Church, has lived in the town for 21 years. He always participates in activities organized by his neighbors, mostly Muslims, he says.

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