CNA Staff, 28 March, 2021 / 12:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Indonesian President Joko Widodo condemned a bomb attack at a Catholic cathedral after a Palm Sunday Mass that killed two suspects and wounded at least 20 people.
Widodo said March 28 that he prayed for a swift recovery for those injured and promised that the state would cover all medical bills.
“I strongly condemn these acts of terrorism and I have ordered the Police Chief to thoroughly investigate the perpetrators’ networks and uncover the networks to their roots,” the president said in a statement at the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java.
The attack occurred March 28 outside Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral in Makassar, capital of South Sulawesi province, as church-goers were exiting the cathedral at the start of Holy Week.
Fr. Wilhelmus Tulak, who celebrated the Mass, said that the explosion occurred at around 10:30 a.m. local time.