Friday, September 22, 2006

Indonesia: condemned men denied sacraments; executed

Requiesce in Pace.....

21 September, 2006

Three men sentenced to death denied last Sacraments in Indonesia
by Benteng Reges

Sep. 21 (AsiaNews) - Authorities in Indonesia denied three Catholic men the right to attend Mass on the day before their execution, which was carried out on just after midnight on September 22, the AsiaNews service reports.

Fabianus Tibo, Marinus Riwu and Dominggus da Silva were scheduled to face a firing squad on early in the morning of September 21, but their execution was postponed for a day, without any official explanation. Prison officials refused to allow a priest to hear the men's confessions and celebrate Mass for them one last time on Thursday.

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