.- Archbishop Louis Kebreau of Cap-Hatien and president of the Haitian Bishopsâ Conference, made the announcement that following Holy Week, the Port-au-Prince seminary will resume its activities interrupted by the country's January 12 earthquake.
Speaking to Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), Archbishop Kebreau said the seminarians from the various dioceses of Haiti will be housed in tents, along with the academic staff. "The new beginning is a sign of hope for our devastated and traumatized land," he stated.
âA great many Haitians are looking to their pastors for help and consolation, he said, noting that many continue to live in a state of shock after losing a spouse, children or other family members."
"The survivors have lost everything."
âThe Church too, has lost a great many of her own pastoral workers, including laity, religious sisters, priests and bishops.â The prelate added that counted among those who have died are 30 of the 260 seminarians at the former seminary.â
Nevertheless, Archbishop Kebreau continued, âThings are now slowly returning to normal, but at the same time everyone knows there is still much work to be done. We are still at the very beginning."