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Archbishop marks new pastoral year

Catholics must 'respect life, build true brotherhood, and follow Jesus’ example'

Archbishop marks new pastoral year
Konradus Epa, Jakarta
Indonesia

April 26, 2011

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More options for the poor, true brotherhood and exemplary faith are now the core focus of Jakarta archdiocese’s pastoral care, Archbishop Ignatius Suharyo has told Catholics. Archbishop Suharyo emphasized in his Easter Sunday homily at Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral that Catholics are called on to respect life, build true brotherhood, and follow Jesus’ examples. “We choose Easter [as the beginning of new pastoral year], because it boosts the spirit of service,” the prelate said. Archbishop Suharyo said poverty, intolerance and corruption are all against Christian values, and Catholics in the archdiocese are called to act against them. Indonesian bishops decided during last year’s synod that issues such as these are major concerns of the Indonesian Church. “I hope the Church becomes a blessing and guide for others,” the prelate added. Yosef Sutanto, from Antonius Padua Parish, East Jakarta, agreed. “I think our Church must set an example, as the state has lost it this power in many ways. We must start with our Church,” he said after the Mass.
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