East Timor     VATICAN SEEKS INTERNATIONAL HELP FOR EAST TIMORESE
Archbishop Jean-Louis Tauran, the Vatican's top foreign-affairs official, has indicated that the Holy See supports calls for international intervention in East Timor.
    Speaking on Vatican Radio, Archbishop Tauran said that the international community-- which lent its full support to the recent referendum on independence for East Timor-- "cannot tolerate" the violence which now threatens to overturn the results of that referendum.
    "In East Timor, an event of capital importance has taken place, and it cannot be erased," the Vatican diplomat said. Observing that 80 percent of the Timorese people had voted in favor of independence from Indonesia, he added that the crisis must be resolved "through respect for the history and traditions of the people, and of international law," and "certainly not through violence."
   
    CWN 11:08am 9/9/99
 
         
 
 
  
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