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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

A woman walks past tire barricades set ablaze by demonstrators protesting in Port-au-Prince against Haitian President Jovenel Moise Feb. 10, 2019.

In Haiti, bishops say country must ‘wake up’ to solve national problems

Feb 14, 2019

Following deadly protests against Haiti’s president and the drowning deaths of at least 28 people in an illegal crossing to... Read more

Jude Marie Bannatt, who worked on CRS' emergency health response, walks through a room at St. Francois de Sales Hospital.

In Haiti, Catholic Relief Services builds hospital to last

Dec 17, 2018

By Kate Veik

The tremor lasted less than a minute. Dr. Jude Banatte’s car was shaking, and then it was not.  Read more

Refugees in Haiti.

Catholic aid organizations respond to Oxfam prostitution scandal in Haiti

Feb 15, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Amid allegations that Oxfam UK aid workers hired prostitutes in Haiti and Chad while administering humanitarian aid, Catholic aid organizations... Read more

Refugees in Haiti.

Haitians in legal ‘limbo’ deserve a solution, Archbishop Wenski says

Jan 30, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

The future of tens of thousands of Haitian migrants is unclear, after the Trump administration decided not to extend legal... Read more

Pope Francis with Andrea Bocelli at the general audience in the Paul VI Hall on Aug. 2, 2017.

Haitian children, Andrea Bocelli sing for Pope Francis

Aug 2, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Wednesday there was a special surprise at the end of Pope Francis' general audience – a performance by acclaimed Italian... Read more

Haitian migrants in Mexico seeking to enter the United States.

US bishops welcome Trump administration's reprieve for Haitian migrants

May 23, 2017

The Trump administration’s decision to allow 50,000 Haitian earthquake victims to remain in the United States prompted gratitude from the... Read more

Children in Haiti.

Catholics are bringing health care to one of the world's poorest countries

Mar 28, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Catholics are banding together to bring life-saving health care to rural areas in one of the poorest countries in the... Read more

Haitian emigrants at a Salesian shelter in Tijuana, October 2016. Photo courtesy of Agenzia Info Salesiana.

Tijuana shelters overwhelmed by Haitian migrants

Jan 12, 2017

The shelters in Tijuana that care for the migrant population are now in a state of emergency, severely overcrowded due... Read more

Hurricane Matthew hits Haiti Oct. 4, 2016.

Pope Francis donates $100,000 to Haiti for hurricane relief

Oct 14, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis has decided to send an initial contribution of $100,000 to Haiti to help with emergency recovery in the... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on Oct. 2, 2013.

Pope offers prayer, support for a Haiti devastated by hurricane Matthew

Oct 7, 2016

By Elise Harris

After Hurricane Matthew killed more than 300 people and left thousands more homeless, Pope Francis has written a telegram assuring... Read more

Spanish nun murdered in Haiti

Sep 7, 2016

As the world turned its focus on Rome for the canonization of Mother Teresa last weekend, another religious sister lost... Read more

A batey, or sugar workers' town, set up for Haitian immigrant laborers in the Dominican Republic, March 13, 2011.

Indifference to migrants is unacceptable, Pope tells Dominican Republic bishops

May 31, 2015

The Church in the Dominican Republic cannot be indifferent to the plight of Haitian immigrants, Pope Francis said Wednesday during... Read more

The pediatric ward of St. Francois de Sales Hospital collapsed onto the maternity ward during the earthquake. Today there is a new two-story outpatient building.

Haiti's hope is in its people five years after quake

Jan 12, 2015

By Kate Veik

Five years ago today, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake decimated St. Francois de Sales Hospital in the heart of Port-au-Prince.   ... Read more

A member of Team Zaryen plays soccer.

Haitian welder turned amputee soccer star: 'It's the best life'

Jan 10, 2015

By Elise Harris

After losing a leg during Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake, Wilfrid Macena became a prosthetic technician and founded an amputee soccer... Read more

Pope Francis greets faithful before mass outside of Istanbul's Cathedral of the Holy Spirit.

Charity isn't just helping others – it's a way of life, Pope says

Jan 10, 2015

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis told an audience of Haiti earthquake survivors and relief agencies that restoration is only possible when communities unite... Read more