Was it health or politics?
Bishop Belo was earlier reported to be unhappy with Vatican plans to reorganise church structures in East Timor by creating a third diocese."We don't want him to go - it was he who saved East Timor. If he leaves, there will be many problems," said parishioner Sebastio Calado, adding that he would "like to know who's behind this".It was typical of responses from those in the street, who suspect the resignation is politically motivated.
Well, maybe, but considering that he's spent time in Europe for treatment for undisclosed health problems, I'd put my money on the official story this time.