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Saturday, 30 April 2022 15:51

Timor-Leste: 20 years of Independence

Timor-Leste will celebrate 20 years of independence on 20 May, the anniversary of the United Nations, which ran the country for 2 and a half years, handed over power to East Timorese leaders. Mayra Walsh, Fr Carlito da Costa Araújo and Fr Wayne Stanhope reflect on Timor's journey to independence and the involvement of the Australian Carmelites in this month's issue of our JPIC Newsletter.

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Carmelite Rule

A rule of life was given to the early Carmelites by St Albert Avogadro, Patriach of Jerusalem between the years 1206 - 1214. It was finally approved by Pope Innocent in 1247 and later underwent mitigations which were not in the original text.

The Carmelite Rule states that is basic for a Carmelite to "live a life of allegiance to Jesus Christ - how, pure in heart and stout in conscience, he must be unswerving in the service of his Master" [no.2].

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The Carmelites of Australia and Timor-Leste are committed to the protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults from all forms of abuse and mistreatment.

NCSS Commitment Badge 250 ReverseWe are committed to safeguarding all people in our care, particularly children, young people and vulnerable adults.

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