Catholic Church in Haiti

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People flee their neighborhoods on May 2, 2024, after armed gangs terrorized the Delmas 24 and Solino areas on the night of May 1 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Haiti in danger of ‘a real genocide,’ priest warns

May 9, 2024

By Ana Paula Morales

“The people [of Haiti] who are crying out for help today need men and women of goodwill from all countries... Read more

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

Haiti’s Catholic bishops issue urgent appeal for end to violence

Mar 22, 2024

By Diego López Marina

Amid the violence racking the country, the Haitian Bishops’ Conference has issued an urgent call for an end to the... Read more

Haitian police officers deploy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on March 9, 2024.

Archbishop of Port-au-Prince: ‘There is real danger of civil war in Haiti’

Mar 11, 2024

By Diego López Marina

Port-au-Prince Archbishop Max Leroy Mésidor shared his perspective on the difficult situation facing his country and the pastoral work of... Read more

Stephen Destin, executive director of the Partnership for the Reconstruction of the Church in Haiti, speaks with “EWTN News Nightly” anchor Tracy Sabol on March 5, 2024.

Gangs in Haiti try to seize main airport after thousands escape prisons

Mar 6, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Stephen Destin of the Partnership for the Reconstruction of the Church in Haiti, said “international intervention is mandatory … to... Read more

Bishop Pierre André Dumas is vice president of the Haitian Bishops' Conference.

Haitian bishop in ‘stable’ condition after explosion in Port-au-Prince

Feb 20, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

Bishop Pierre-André Dumas was injured in an explosion in Haiti’s capital on Feb. 18. Read more

People walk by the entrance of the Congregation of Sisters of St. Anne in Port-au-Prince, Jan. 22, 2024. Eight people, including six nuns, were kidnapped Jan. 19 in Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince, according to the country's association of religious orders, amid an ongoing upswing in abductions.

Abducted Haitian nuns released amid ongoing gang violence 

Jan 25, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

The release of the six religious sisters, along with their two drivers, was confirmed to Vatican News by Archbishop Max... Read more

Archbishop of Port-au-Prince Max Leroy Mésidor.

Catholic Church in Haiti holds day of prayer for release of 6 kidnapped nuns, others

Jan 24, 2024

By Andrés Henríquez

A day of prayer, meditation, and Eucharistic adoration was held Jan. 24 to intercede for the release of the people... Read more

Father Louis Merosne at College Sainte Anne, a parochial Catholic school from seventh-12th grade.

Missionary priest builds up Haiti one student, one classroom at a time

Nov 25, 2023

By Zoe Romanowsky

Father Louis Merosne is on a mission to rebuild the Catholic educational system where he ministers in Haiti.  Read more

An aerial view of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Priest kidnapped in Haiti; captors demand ransom

Feb 8, 2023

By Walter Sánchez Silva

The Claretian Missionaries’ Independent Delegation for the Antilles reported that on Feb. 7 one of its priests was kidnapped. 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

Haitian Cardinal Chibly Langlois speaks during a Caritas Internationalis webinar, Sept. 21, 2021.

Catholic cardinal says Haiti's 'catastrophic situation' led Haitians to U.S. border

Sep 23, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The Catholic cardinal, who was injured in Haiti’s recent earthquake, is also a leader in the recovery efforts for the... 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

Cap-Haitien, Haiti.

Priest shot dead in Haiti

Sep 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

Father André Sylvestre, 70, was shot to death in Cap-Haitien on Monday, outside a bank where he had just completed... Read more