Nobel Peace Prize laureate East Timor bishop Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo during the Nobel prizegiving ceremony in 1996. Belo has been accused in a Dutch magazine of sexually abusing boys in East Timor in the 1990s. Photo: AP
Nobel Peace Prize laureate East Timor bishop Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo during the Nobel prizegiving ceremony in 1996. Belo has been accused in a Dutch magazine of sexually abusing boys in East Timor in the 1990s. Photo: AP

Vatican investigation of East Timor’s Belo urged by UN, abuse survivor groups

  • They want Pope Francis to authorise full investigation of Catholic Church archives on three continents
  • They want to know who knew what and when about alleged sexual abuse by Bishop Carlos Ximenes Belo, East Timor independence hero

Nobel Peace Prize laureate East Timor bishop Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo during the Nobel prizegiving ceremony in 1996. Belo has been accused in a Dutch magazine of sexually abusing boys in East Timor in the 1990s. Photo: AP
Nobel Peace Prize laureate East Timor bishop Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo during the Nobel prizegiving ceremony in 1996. Belo has been accused in a Dutch magazine of sexually abusing boys in East Timor in the 1990s. Photo: AP
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