Surabaya churches pick up the pieces as security upped for Ramadan

SURABAYA (UCAN): Rebuilding work has begun on two of the three churches attacked by suicide bombers in Surabaya, Indonesia, on May 13, and efforts to help those who survived the atrocities to deal with the trauma have been stepped up.
 
The third church was still cordoned off on May 16 as police forensic teams were still examining the scene.
 
Repair work on the Catholic Santa Maria Church—the first to be attacked—began the day after bombings with the focus on repairing the minaret, the main door, wall and windows at the front of the building.
 
“We expect the work to be completed sometime this week,” parish priest, Father Alexius Kurdo Irianto, said.
 
In addition to physical recovery, the...