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eBook Fighting Spirit of East Timor: The Life of Martinho Da Costa Lopes ePub

by Rowena Lennox

  • ISBN: 1864030895
  • Category: Leaders and Notable People
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Rowena Lennox
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Pluto Pr Australia (October 1, 2001)
  • Pages: 260
  • ePub book: 1471 kb
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Martinho da Costa Lopes was the first Timorese leader of the East Timorese Catholic Church. After the Indonesian invasion of East Timor in 1975, he worked tirelessly to protect human rights

Martinho da Costa Lopes was the first Timorese leader of the East Timorese Catholic Church. After the Indonesian invasion of East Timor in 1975, he worked tirelessly to protect human rights. He was the first person to speak out publicly within East Timor about the abuses perpetrated by the occupation forces, which attracted criticism from the Indonesian government. Under p Martinho da Costa Lopes was the first Timorese leader of the East Timorese Catholic Church.

Martinho da Costa Lopes (Portuguese Timor, 11 November 1918 – Lisbon, 27 February 1991) was an East Timorese religious and political leader

Martinho da Costa Lopes (Portuguese Timor, 11 November 1918 – Lisbon, 27 February 1991) was an East Timorese religious and political leader. Msgr da Costa Lopes, who was a Timorese priest of many years experience, was also a member of the National Assembly in Lisbon. By 1975, when the Indonesian troops landed in Timor, he had become the assistant to the Portuguese Bishop of Dili, Dom José Joaquim Ribeiro

Martinho da Costa Lopes was the first Timorese leader of the East Timorese Catholic Church and the first person to speak out publicly within East Timor about abuses perpetrated by the Indonesian occupation forces

Martinho da Costa Lopes was the first Timorese leader of the East Timorese Catholic Church and the first person to speak out publicly within East Timor about abuses perpetrated by the Indonesian occupation forces. Born in East Timor in 1918, he was educated in the traditional hierarchy of the Catholic education system.

The Fighting Spirit of East Timor: The Life of Martinho da Costa Lopes by Rowena Lennox looks at the role of the church in East Timor and the life of one of its most important figures. The Catholic Church has played a mixed and contradictory role in East Timorese society

The Fighting Spirit of East Timor: The Life of Martinho da Costa Lopes by Rowena Lennox looks at the role of the church in East Timor and the life of one of its most important figures. The Catholic Church has played a mixed and contradictory role in East Timorese society. In the years of Portuguese rule, the church was one of the key social pillars of the fascist Portuguese state. But it was also the East Timorese institution within which developed religious and lay leaders who opposed the injustices of Portuguese colonial rule and, later, the brutal Indonesian occupation.

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Martinho da Costa Lopes grew up in an era when the Portuguese church in what was then Portuguese Timor . Rowena Lennox, Fighting Spirit of East Timor: The Life of Martinho da Costa Lopes, ISBN 1-85649-833-6.

In spite of this grounding and in spite of his being in his 60s, he oriented the church towards support for the Timorese people fighting in the mountains and for those priests (Portuguese and Timorese) who had gone to live in the mountains with them.

The Life of Martinho da Costa Lopes. Published February 24, 2001 by Zed Books.

On the resignation of Martinho da Costa Lopes in 1983, Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo was appointed Apostolic Administrator of the Dili diocese, becoming head of the East Timor church and directly responsible to the Pope. Belo, Carlos Filipe Ximenes. The Nobel Lecture, given by The Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 1996, Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo, Titular bishop of Lorium and Apostolic Administrator of Dili (East Timor): Oslo, 10 December 1996. ANS Mag: A Periodical for the Salesian Community, year 3, no. 25 (December 1996).

Fighting Spirit of East Timor: The Life of Martinho da Costa Lopes. LondonNew York: Zed Books, 2001. Missões de outra natureza: etnografias católicas em Timor. New Delhi: Asian Educational Services, 1989. A Description of the coasts of East Africa and Malabar in the beginning of the sixteenth century.

Martinho da Costa Lopes is an East Timorese national hero - the first Timorese leader of the East Timorese Catholic Church and an outspoken supporter of human rights and self-determination.Fighting Spirit of East Timor is the story of this extraordinary man's life.Born in East Timor in 1918, Dom Martinho was educated in the traditional hierarchy of the Catholic education system. During the early 1970s he edited the church newspaper, Seara, until it was closed by the Portuguese secret police in 1973. After the Indonesian invasion of East Timor in 1975, Martinho worked tirelessly to protect human rights.He was the first person to speak out publicly within East Timor about the abuses perpetrated by the occupation forces, attracting criticism from the Indonesian government - but in the mid 1980s, it seemed the world did not care. Martinho was slandered by Australian politicians and the press, and he resigned from the position of Apostolic administrator under pressure from the Vatican.In 1983, he left Timor, and in exile in Portugal, he was spurned by the Catholic Church. He travelled extensively, speaking and raising awareness about East Timor, and died in 1991.Rowena Lennox has created a moving and dramatic portrait of a man who continues to inspire the East Timorese people in their struggle for social justice.