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Irish Priest Fights for Poor People and Death-Row Convicts in Indonesia

August 17th, 2016

The locals in Central Java province’s Cilacap Regency know Charles Patrick Burrows, a Catholic priest from Ireland, by another name: Romo Carolus.

He landed in Indonesia in 1973 and has stayed on since, working to help alleviate poverty in the regency and, relatively recently, offering comfort to inmates on death row at nearby Nusakambangan prison and escorting some as they walked toward the firing lines.

Romo Carolus began by counseling Catholic inmates, but provides guidance for other inmates as well.

Read the full article at OMIUSA.org.

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