The Nobel Peace Prize 1996
Co-nobelists: José Ramos-Horta
“Nations will proclaim his wisdom; the assembly will celebrate his praises. If he lives long, his name will be more glorious than a thousand others, and if he dies, that will satisfy him just as well”
(Wisdom 39, 10-11)
“… it expresses with deep significance the memory of the man we remember this day whose esteemed Peace Prize bears his name. Today, 10th December, we celebrate the centennial anniversary of the death of a wise benefactor of humanity, a peace worker, Alfred Nobel.” - Nobel Lecture, Nobel foundation.
Nobel Prize Cash & Philanthropy
Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo stated that the Nobel Prize awarded to him was not only for him but for all his people, the East Timorese. He added that he would use the money for the public good especially justice, advocating peace and providing scholarships for financially challenged university students. He would also use the money to help he diocese’s commission of justice and peace. He would construct a diocesan major seminary.
Name: Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo
Birth: 3 February 1948, Wailacama, East Timor
Residence: East Timor
Award: "for their work towards a just and peaceful solution to the conflict in East Timor."
Portion of Cash: 1/2
Nobel Cash & Philanthropy