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Archbishop calls for international efforts after 17 migrants from Haiti die in rough seas in the Bahamas

Jul 25, 2022

By AC Wimmer

The archbishop of Nassau in the Bahamas reacted with sadness to the news of a boat carrying migrants from Haiti... Read more

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address in St. Peter's Square, June 12, 2022.

Nun in Haiti gave her life 'even to martyrdom', Pope Francis says

Jun 26, 2022

By CNA Staff

Following his Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis remarked on the killing of Sister Luisa Dell’Orto, an Italian missionary who... Read more

The aftermath of a traffic accident involving Cardinal Chibly Langlois.

Cardinal injured in 2021 earthquake is hospitalized after traffic accident in Haiti

Jun 9, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Chibly Langlois was reportedly taken to the hospital for a possible broken arm. Read more

A border crossing between Haiti and the Dominican Republic near Jimaní in November 2014.

Haitian priest denounces Dominican Republic's border fence

May 12, 2022

By Ana Paula Morales

A Haitian priest has said a border wall being built by the Dominican Republic to stop Haitian emigration “is not... Read more

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Final 12 kidnapped missionaries released by Haitian gang

Dec 16, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The freeing of the U.S. missionaries from Christian Aid Ministries by their captors in Haiti came exactly two months to... Read more

Rebuilding project in Haiti

Christians pray, fast for release of missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

Oct 22, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The ringleader behind the kidnappings of 17 missionaries in Haiti has threatened to kill the hostages unless he received his... Read more

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de l’Assomption in Cap-Haitien, Haiti

Christian aid group requests prayers for kidnapped missionaries in Haiti

Oct 19, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The gang responsible for the kidnapping of 17 missionaries in Haiti is demanding a $17 million ransom for their safe... Read more

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American missionaries reported abducted in Haiti

Oct 17, 2021

By Matt Hadro

A group of 17 missionaries and family members were abducted in Haiti on Saturday, the New York Times first reported.... Read more

Bishop Mario Dorsonville, auxiliary bishop of Washington (left) and Sister Donna Markham, president and CEO of Catholic Charities, USA (right)

Catholic leaders call for better treatment of Haitians, other migrants at border

Sep 22, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Catholic leaders on Wednesday called for better treatment of Haitians and other migrants crowded under a bridge at the U.S.-Mexico... Read more

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Aug. 14, 2021.

CMMB provides medical relief, long-term recovery in Haiti after 7.2 magnitude earthquake

Sep 14, 2021

By Autumn Jones

On August 14, Josette lost everything. A single mother, she had gone to the supermarket to sell items to support... Read more

Victims of the Oct. 6, 2018 earthquake in Haiti.

Meet the Catholic nun who has helped Haitians through multiple earthquakes

Sep 5, 2021

By Katie Yoder

“Sister Inga, who’s in the room next to me, she yells out, ‘Get out of the house quickly! It’s an... Read more

Bishop Guy Sansaricq, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Brooklyn, who died Aug. 21, 2021.

First Haitian-American Catholic bishop dies at 86

Aug 23, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Bishop Guy Sansaricq, a retired auxiliary of the Diocese of Brooklyn and the first Haitian-born bishop in the United States,... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims from the window overlooking St. Peter's Square on July 25, 2021.

Pope Francis urges solidarity with Haiti after devastating earthquake

Aug 15, 2021

By Courtney Mares

“In recent hours a strong earthquake has occurred in Haiti, causing numerous deaths, injuries and extensive material damage. I wish... Read more

An aerial view of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Sept. 16, 2008.

US bishops offer prayers following earthquake in Haiti

Aug 14, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops expressed their sorrow at the news of a massive earthquake once again striking... Read more

Haitian Cardinal injured after earthquake destroys his residence

Cardinal injured, priest dead after earthquake in Haiti

Aug 14, 2021

By ACI Prensa

Cardinal Chibly Langlois, Bishop of Les Cayes and president of Haiti’s Bishops’ Conference, has been injured, while a Catholic priest... Read more

Jovenel Moïse (L) with Justin Trudeau in Lima, April 2018. Credit: Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Peru via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Haitians in Miami shocked by assassination of Jovenel Moïse

Jul 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

The administrator of the Archdiocese of Miami’s mission for Haitians said Wednesday that the community is in shock and disbelief... Read more

Pope Francis listens to Haitian President Jovenel Moïse during a private audience on Jan. 26, 2018 at the Vatican.

Pope Francis offers condolences after ‘heinous assassination’ of Haiti’s president

Jul 8, 2021

By Courtney Mares

President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated at his home on July 7. Read more

Venerable Pierre Toussaint.

10 fascinating facts about Pierre Toussaint, a former slave on the road to sainthood

Jun 27, 2021

By CNA Staff

June 30 marks the 168th anniversary of the death of one of the most fascinating characters of American Catholicism: Pierre... Read more

A tent camp in Haiti.

US bishops welcome resumption of temporary protections for Haitian migrants

May 24, 2021

By CNA Staff

The chairs of the US bishops’ committees on migration and international justice and peace on Monday commended the Biden administration’s... Read more

Archbishop of Port-au-Prince Max Leroy Mésidor.

Remaining Catholic clergy kidnapped in Haiti finally released

Apr 30, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Society of Priests of St. Jacques announced this Friday, April 30th, that the remaining seven of the 10 Catholic... Read more