Three bombs exploded without warning on July 31, 1972 in the County Derry village of Claudy, killing nine people and injuring more than 30.
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Cardinal Ignatius Suharyo Hardjoatmodjo, the archbishop of Jakarta said that the attack on the first day of Holy Week “shocked everybody in Indonesia, not only Catholics,” noting that “leaders of all religious communities ... condemned the brutal violence.”
Sri Lankan Catholics told the Register that the cardinal’s act of forgiveness, expressed at Easter Mass on April 12, is only one aspect of the process that is needed to ward off renewed religious violence.
Twin bombings in Jolo are among the deadliest in recent years.