.- The Bishops Conference of Haiti is calling on the countryâs leaders and politicians to âurgently make the necessary decisionsâ to end the violence Haiti.
The bishops issued a statement âsolemnlyâ reiterating their invitation âto political and civil leadersâ to take this âpersonal and patriotic decision,â and they called on âthe parties involved in the conflict to unblock public transportation routes so that aid groups can bring the necessary humanitarian assistance to the wounded and injured.â
The bishops also appealed to the consciences of the Haitian people âso that every human life may be respected and protected.â
More than 50 people have died since the outbreak of an armed uprising in northeastern Haiti on February 5.
The international organization Aid to the Church in Need published the statements of an anonymous Haitian bishop denouncing the âcomplete confusionâ currently prevailing in the country due to protests against President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, adding that âcivil war is possible.â