Fri, 26 Aug 1994

Christian Synod in Jayapura

JAYAPURA, Irian Jaya: Some 2,000 leaders of Protestant church denominations are expected to attend the 12th Grand Synod of the Indonesian Church Community (PGI) here on Oct. 21-31.

The Synod organizers said they are preparing accommodation for more than 2,000 because the number of participants could still swell in the next two months.

Because of the limited number of hotels in Jayapura, some of the participants would be accommodated in houses of local people.

The Grand Synod, held once every four years, will be officially opened either by President Soeharto or Vice President Try Sutrisno, Antara reported. (rms)