USA    EAST TIMORESE BISHOP HONOURED FOR PEACE EFFORTS
Bishop Basilio do Nascimento of East Timor has been honoured as a ``peace activist'' by the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding.
   In a presentation at a New York synagogue on Monday, the award was accepted on behalf of the bishop and other clergy of East Timor by East Timorese Jesuit Fr Filomeno Jacob, who heads a national commission developing the school system of East Timor.
   The bishop is apostolic administrator of Baukau, a new diocese established in East Timor in 1996.
   
CNS
26/5/00

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