JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com - President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo visited some churches in the Indonesian city of Bogor, West Java on Sunday, Dec. 25, to greet the Christians who were celebrating the 2022 Christmas.
According to a press release, he visited the Bogor City Zebaoth Congregations of Western Indonesian Protestant Church (GPIB) at around 09:10 a.m. local time. He was accompanied by Bogor Mayor Bima Arya.
"I see that you are very happy to welcome Christmas this year," the president said to the congregations.
He expected that all Christians can celebrate this Christmas peacefully and happily in Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim-majority country.
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“We should continue to maintain relations with each other, strengthen brotherhood, and bolster harmony between us," he said.
Furthermore, he continued his visit to the Bogor Cathedral Church.
"Let's keep maintaining our brotherhood together and strengthening our harmony for the advancement of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia. Merry Christmas, may God bless us all," Jokowi told the Bogor Cathedral Church congregations.
President Jokowi's visit to the Christmas worship was appreciated by the Head of the Bogor Cathedral Church Priest Paulus Haruno.
The priest called it a special gift for the attending Christians.