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Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI

Headline: ASIA/INDONESIA – Mobilization of Catholic organizations to seek justice for catechists killed in Papua

Jayapura – “Human rights violations in Papua should be stopped immediately, in particular by members of the Indonesian security forces and an independent and credible investigation in the cases of the murder of the Catholic catechist Rufinus Tigau and of Meinus Bagubau must be conducted without delay, involving the National Commission for Human Rights and Church leaders, in order to bring those responsible to justice”: this is what is requested in a document sent to Agenzia Fides by four organizations of the Church in Indonesian Papua, namely the Justice and Peace Commission of the Diocese of Timika ; the Justice and Peace Commission of the Archdiocese of Merauke ; the “Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation” of Franciscans of Papua ; the “Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation” of the Augustinians, in the Vicariate Cristus Totus, in Papua ; Furthermore, the international NGO, accredited to the UN, “Franciscans International” took sides and offered its contribution.

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