Minister of Religion Yaqut Cholil Qoumas said that the nomenclature for leave with Isa the Messiah who became Jesus Christ is not yet final for use.
The reason is that Yaqut said this is still waiting for the Presidential Regulation (Perpres) to change the nomenclature
“We are still waiting. So it is not final, we are still waiting for the President’s Decree, whether the Ministry of Religion’s proposal is approved or not,” said Yaqut at the Senayan parliament complex, Newsdelivers.com, Thursday (14/9/2023).
The General Chairperson of GP Ansor said this was part of the government’s affirmation. He said, the proposed nomenclature had been given to President Joko Widodo (Jokowi).
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“So this is part of the government’s affirmation to Christians, this is the process of proposing changes to the nomenclature to the President,” said Yaqut.
Apart from that, Yaqut explained that the name change was a proposal from Christians.
“Oh, that’s a suggestion, a suggestion from Christian brothers, Catholics, so that it is more for them, for our brothers, to change the name from Isa Messiah to Jesus Christ,” said Yaqut.
“Because that’s a warning to our brothers and sisters, right? So the Ascension of Jesus Christ became the Ascension of Jesus Christ, then the death of Jesus Christ became the death of Jesus Christ,” he continued.
Previously, the government had determined 27 national holidays and collective leave in 2024. Apart from establishing national holidays and collective leave, the government also changed the name of the Isa Messiah holiday to Jesus Christ.
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“There will be a change in nomenclature based on a proposal from the Ministry of Religion regarding the term Isa Messiah being changed to Jesus Christ,” said the Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture (Menko PMK) Muhadjir Effendy at the Coordinating Ministry for PMK Newsdelivers.com Office, quoted by Mamagini.Suara.com from Youtube Kompas TV Tuesday (12/9/2023).
Muhadjir said that the Ministry of Religion would then propose to President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) to issue a presidential regulation (perpres) regarding changes to the nomenclature.
“For this reason, the Ministry of Religion will prepare a presidential regulation (Perpres) to change the nomenclature in question,” said Muhadjir.