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Parish Priest of Saint Joseph: As a Shepherd I'm Very Concerned Be the first to comment!

The Saint Joseph Catholic Parish Church when giving information about the construction of the place of worship. The Saint Joseph Catholic Parish Church when giving information about the construction of the place of worship. (

KARIMUN, POSMETRO.CO: The rejection of the construction of the Saint Joseph Catholic Parish Church by Muslims was finally welcomed by the Church of Saint Joseph Karimun. The church stated that it would be a complete renovation. But the renovation was carried out because the condition of the church which was considered was no longer feasible.

The Father of the Church of the Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Tanjung Balai Karimun said, Father Kristiono Widodo, that the renovation had actually been planned for a long time and that it had been carried out according to the rules until the issuance of the government-issued permit.

Explained, the main purpose of this total renovation is no one wants to rush. When he arrived in Karimun, he immediately asked to change the picture of the first two-story building, because it really wasn't. But renovation must be done so that people can be accommodated. Inside it can only accommodate 100 people. Outside 3/4 congregation and 1/4 inside.

"I am also a shepherd who is concerned. But I said from the beginning, I met the regent, I said that the Catholics were people who participated in the development program, we wanted to participate in this development. We also want no conflict. We also ask to minimize conflict, "he said.

While Church Development Public Relations, Romesko Purba, who was confirmed by POSMETRO.CO, said that the process of administering IMB Karimun had fulfilled the applicable rules and regulations.

"I want to straighten out issues that are circulating or allegedly circulated by certain elements. I explain, first, the issue that the statue of the Virgin Mary was built so high that it appears from a distance or the domestic port is not true, "he said.

He explained, in the picture that was submitted, the Church Construction Committee did not build a statue of the Virgin Mary like that information, secondly, the cross which was said to be tall and large was completely untrue. According to the agreement, the church accommodates local wisdom, that is, the church does not use symbols, including the cross outside the building.

Third, the church building is said to be two floors and is feared to be an icon of Karimun that is not true. According to the mutual agreement, the church building must not be higher than the official residence of the Karimun regent whose height is 12 meters, the church building is only 11.80 meters. Except for the pastor's house and office (a type of shophouse), the church is only 1 floor, "he said. (Ria)


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Message from the Parish Priest

Welcome to the Official Site of the St. Joseph Parish of Tanjung Balai Karimun, Kepri Province of the Pangkal Pinang Diocese, this site is expected to be a window of unifying information and a place for bridges of love especially in raising donations for the construction of the Church of Saint Joseph Parish.

Parish Priest, RD Kristiono Widodo

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