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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

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

Three kidnapped Catholics released in Haiti

Apr 23, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Seven other Catholics remain captive more than 10 days after their abduction Read more

A tent camp in Haiti.

Haitian archbishop demands release of abducted Catholics

Apr 14, 2021

The Archbishop of Port-au-Prince has called for the release of 10 people who were kidnapped in Haiti on Sunday and... Read more

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption - Cap-Haitien, Haiti

Haitian bishops condemn kidnappings of Catholic priests, nuns

Apr 12, 2021

Seven priests and nuns were kidnapped in Haiti on Sunday, and are being held for ransom. Read more

A tent camp in Haiti.

Don’t deport Haitians during pandemic, Miami archbishop appeals

Jun 25, 2020

Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski has called for a moratorium on the United States’ deportation of Hatians during the coronavirus pandemic,... Read more

Protests in downtown Port-au-Prince drew nearly 2,000 people on June 13, 2019.

Amid political uncertainty, Haitian bishops announce year of prayer

Jul 15, 2019

The Catholic bishops of Haiti have announced a year of prayer and adoration for the country, which continues to face... Read more