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Indonesia's President and Government departments celebrate Ascension of Jesus Christ into Heaven

Yesterday was Ascension Thursday, the Feast Day on which Christians commemorate the Ascension into Heaven of Jesus Christ, 40 days after His resurrection on Easter Sunday.

I can't find a single Australian politician or government department that so much as mentioned the significance of the day for Christians.

Yet in Indonesia, as well as celebrating the end of Ramadan, the President and government departments also found time to speak to Christians about this most significant Feast Day on the Christian calendar.

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TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - President Joko Widodo or Jokowi greeted and congratulated the nation’s Christians on the day of the Ascension of Jesus Christ that took place in conjunction with the 1442 Hijri Eid al-Fitr on Thursday, May 13, 2021.

“To all of my Christian brothers and sisters, I would like to wish for peace, love and health for us all,” Jokowi said on his official Instagram account @jokowi, Thursday, May 13, 2021.

The Instagram post shows an animated picture of the President on the screen of a cell-phone in front of four Christians who clasp their palms—also on the screen of a cell-phone. Two flying doves are seen beside each of the pictures.


Credit where it's due - thank you Indonesia.