Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: ASIA/INDONESIA – Harmony and the common good: Cardinal Bo leads a group of religious leaders in Indonesia
Jakarta – Tolerance, harmony and interreligious relations in Myanmar and Indonesia: these are the themes at the center of the journey of some Burmese leaders of different religious denominations who have come to Indonesia for institutional meetings. The delegation, led by Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, Archbishop of Yangon, met Indonesian vice president Jusuf Kalla on 9 September in Jakarta. The visit was organized thanks to the cooperation between the government and the Indonesian Interreligious Council initiated by Din Syamsuddin, a well-known Indonesian Muslim leader. “With the leaders of Myanmar’s religious communities we talked about how to maintain interreligious harmony in their respective countries”, said Syamsuddin.