Catholic Church in Haiti

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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 Sanchez 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