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Timor-Leste mourns its most senior bishop

November 02, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: Timor-Leste (East Timor) (map), a Southeast Asian nation of 1.4 million, is 84% Catholic, 6% ethnic religionist, 5% Protestant, and 4% Muslim. Bishop Basílio do Nascimento of Baucau, who died on October 30 at the age of 71, was an important figure in Timor-Leste’s efforts to gain independence from largely Muslim Indonesia in 2002.

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