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18 February 2011

Monsignor Ricardo: Act of throwing away baby against human dignity

Televizaun Timor-Leste, February 12, 2011 language source: Tetun - Bishop for Dili Diocese Monsignor Alberto Ricardo Da Silva said that the act of some people abandoning a baby in Ailok Laran is an immoral act as it is against human dignity.

Monsignor da Silva said he is unhappy with the female suspect who killed her baby and added that it is an act of crime.

"I do hope that people will not repeat such actions, as it against human rights. The Catholic Church is strongly against people who kill their babies and I am hoping that it will not happen again in the future," Monsignor da Silva said.

Dili Diocese is now preparing a maternal house in Fatumeta of Dili in order to treat all the abandoned babies in the country.

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