|East Timor||HOLY SEE SEEKS INQUIRY INTO TIMOR MASSACRES|
The Holy See has called upon the UN's Human Rights Commission to recognise the fact that, in East Timor, violence has been used as a means of annulling the results of a popular referendum, Catholic World News reports.
Speaking on behalf of the Vatican at Geneva meeting on Thursday, Msgr. Giuseppe Bertello observed that the recent massacres in East Timor were not an ordinary civil conflict, but an attempt "to wash out, in blood, the will of the overwhelming majority of the people" there.
Along with UN peacekeepers and humanitarian aid, the international community should launch an inquiry into the massacres, he said.
CWN 1:08pm 27/9/99