Bishop Carlos Ximenes Belo, East Timor

In this era of globalization, there is nothing that happens in one country that does not affect the rest of the world.

The events of September 11 have affected us all profoundly. The citizens of East Timor have been deeply moved and shocked by the events.

We gather today, together – Catholics and Muslims, and others – to pray for those who have lost life and family, and we pray that what we learn from this experience is used to improve the lot of mankind.

Archbishop Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo
East Timor