The former head of the church in East Timor, Bishop Carlos Belo, is going to carry out pastoral work in the diocese of Maputo in Mozambique, Fr Pascual Chavez, Rector Major of the Salesians of Don Bosco announced in Rome this week. Bishop Belo, who won the Nobel Peace Prize, for his work in helping the people of East Timor secure their independence from Indonesia, resigned from his post in November 2002, when it was discovered that he had cancer. In a statement the Salesian Information Agency said Bishop Belo is now fully recovered, and he wishes to work as a missionary in Mozambique. The bishop will be a member of the Salesian community in Maputo. He said: "To go on the missions was a dream that I always had during the years of my youth. With great joy and hope I go to the brethren of Mozambique, to offer my small contribution to building the Kingdom of God and to the integral development of the people of Mozambique." Source: Church Resources/SIA
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