|East Timor||NEW TESTAMENT TRANSLATED INTO EAST TIMOR LANGUAGE|
A Tetum language translation of the New Testament, which has been completed, is likely to be published on the world wide web before a printed version is released.|
Tetum, the language most widely spoken in East Timor, was virtually suppressed during the 25 years of Indonesian occupation.
The translation has been made by Fr Rolando Fernandez, a Salesian who played an active role in the struggle of the East Timorese Church against Indonesian domination.
Fr Julian Fox of RelPacNews said: "Thought is now being given to how [the translation] might appear. There is a strong possibility that its appearance will be on the internet first of all."