At least 15 people have died after a passenger ferry sank off the island of Java.
It was a solemn Christmas for the congregation in Indonesia’s Carita, a seaside town left reeling from the tsunami that has killed over 400 people and devastated the western coast of Java, as many churchgoers have fled the area for fear of further disasters.
The death toll from tsunami is at least 280.
There had always been ties between Java and Bali, but it was the disintegration of the once mighty Majapahit kingdom in the 15th century that saw a mass exodus of nobles to Bali.
A tropical cyclone that pounded Indonesia’s main island of Java has killed 41 people, with tens of thousands displaced.