Tempotimor (Dili) - The Vatican Embassy in Dili is ‘still optimistic’ that Pope Francis will visit Timor-Leste this year. Recently president Francisco Guterres – Lú-Olo – sent an official invitation to the Holy Father. The bishops conference of Timor-Leste united itself behind the initiative.
Tempo Timor (Dili) - The catholic church needs to reach out and support the children who are victims of sexual abuse committed by a former priest in Oecusse, says Fokupers in an open letter to archbishop Dom Virgílio do Carmo da Silva of Timor-Leste, which was published today. The church needs to listen to the victims and to help them to speak about the crimes committed against them, states Fokupers, an organization supporting women and children who are victims of crimes.