Basilio do Nascimento

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The Right Reverend
Basílio do Nascimento
Bishop of Baucau
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Church Roman Catholic Church
See Diocese of Baucau
In office 1997 –
Orders
Ordination 25 June 1977
Consecration 6 January 1997
by Pope John Paul II
Personal details
Born (1950-06-14) June 14, 1950 (age 65)
Suai, East Timor
Previous post Apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Baucau

Basílio do Nascimento Martins (born 14 June 1950) is the East Timorese Roman Catholic bishop of Baucau.[1]

He was born in Suai, then Portuguese Timor. He later moved to Portugal, where he was ordained priest in Évora, in 1977. He worked for 20 years in Portugal and France before returning home in 1994, which was at the time under Indonesian occupation.[2]

He became apostolic administrator of the new Diocese of Baucau on November 30, 1996 and titular bishop on January 6, 1997. When Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo retired, Nascimento became apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Dili, until the new bishop of Dili, Alberto Ricardo da Silva, was introduced on March 6, 2004. Nascimento then became bishop of Baucau.

In October 1999, the President of the National Council of Timorese Resistance Xanana Gusmão thanked Bishop Nascimento for the support of the Church in the struggle for independence.[3]

Concerned that the names of the thousands of lives lost during Indonesia’s occupation of the country will be forgotten in the name of reconciliation with Indonesia, on 21 January 2006 he said that reconciliation with Jakarta without justice is meaningless.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Timor-Leste: Bispo de Baucau preocupado com "praga" de seitas religiosas no país". Lusa Agencia do noticias. 2010-02-01. (Portuguese)
  2. ^ Christalis, Irena. East Timor: A nation’s bitter dawn. Zed Books, London, 2009
  3. ^ Gusmão, K. S. A woman of independence. Pan 2003. p. 277.
  4. ^ ETAN 21 January 2006

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Catholic Church titles
New title Apostolic Administrator of Baucau
1996–2004
Succeeded by
Himself
as Bishop of Baucau
Preceded by
Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo
Apostolic Administrator of Díli
2002–2004
Succeeded by
Alberto Ricardo da Silva
as Bishop of Díli
Preceded by
Himself
as Apostolic Administrator of Baucau
Bishop of Baucau
2004–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Alberto Ricardo da Silva
as Bishop of Díli
Apostolic Administrator of Díli
2015–present
Incumbent