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Haiti - Latest News
Jul 15, 2019 - 12:01 pm .- The Catholic bishops of Haiti have announced a year of prayer and adoration for the country, which continues to face heightened tensions and instability amid calls for President Jovenel Moise to resign.
Feb 14, 2019 - 12:25 am .- Following deadly protests against Haiti’s president and the drowning deaths of at least 28 people in an illegal crossing to the Bahamas, the country’s Catholic bishops have said all Haitians must come together for a wise solution to the country’s dangers.
Dec 17, 2018 - 04:02 pm .- The tremor lasted less than a minute. Dr. Jude Banatte’s car was shaking, and then it was not.
Feb 15, 2018 - 05:00 am .- Amid allegations that Oxfam UK aid workers hired prostitutes in Haiti and Chad while administering humanitarian aid, Catholic aid organizations are responding with prayers, strong condemnation, and renewed commitments to protect the vulnerable.
Jan 30, 2018 - 12:00 pm .- The future of tens of thousands of Haitian migrants is unclear, after the Trump administration decided not to extend legal protections for them.
Aug 2, 2017 - 09:56 am .- Wednesday there was a special surprise at the end of Pope Francis' general audience – a performance by acclaimed Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and a choir of 60 children from the poorest areas of Haiti.
May 23, 2017 - 04:38 pm .- The Trump administration’s decision to allow 50,000 Haitian earthquake victims to remain in the United States prompted gratitude from the U.S. bishops’ conference, which stressed the need for continued work to aid Haitians here and in their home country.
Mar 28, 2017 - 05:37 am .- Catholics are banding together to bring life-saving health care to rural areas in one of the poorest countries in the world.
Jan 12, 2017 - 12:08 am .- The shelters in Tijuana that care for the migrant population are now in a state of emergency, severely overcrowded due to the arrival of thousands of Haitians seeking refuge in the United States.
Oct 14, 2016 - 05:55 am .- Pope Francis has decided to send an initial contribution of $100,000 to Haiti to help with emergency recovery in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, the Vatican announced Friday.
Oct 7, 2016 - 06:39 am .- After Hurricane Matthew killed more than 300 people and left thousands more homeless, Pope Francis has written a telegram assuring his prayer and spiritual closeness to all those affected by the disaster.
Sep 7, 2016 - 12:52 pm .- As the world turned its focus on Rome for the canonization of Mother Teresa last weekend, another religious sister lost her life while caring for the poor in Haiti.
Jun 1, 2015 - 12:08 am .- The Church in the Dominican Republic cannot be indifferent to the plight of Haitian immigrants, Pope Francis said Wednesday during a meeting with the Dominican Republic's Catholic bishops.
Jan 12, 2015 - 07:15 pm .- Five years ago today, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake decimated St. Francois de Sales Hospital in the heart of Port-au-Prince.    Now, the more than 100-year-old hospital is preparing to reopen its doors for the first time since the disaster – thanks, in part, to the work of Catholic Relief Services.   
Jan 10, 2015 - 02:32 pm .- After losing a leg during Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake, Wilfrid Macena became a prosthetic technician and founded an amputee soccer team--and says his life can’t be topped years after the disaster.
Jan 10, 2015 - 08:14 am .- Pope Francis told an audience of Haiti earthquake survivors and relief agencies that restoration is only possible when communities unite in charity, tearing down walls of individualism and focusing on others.
Jan 9, 2015 - 04:29 am .- Five years after the island of Haiti was devastated by a massive earthquake, three young amputees will have the opportunity to play soccer in Rome through the help of the Knights of Columbus.
Aug 29, 2014 - 12:02 am .- The Knights of Columbus partnered with Connecticut-based EVTV to produce a documentary on hope and healing of Haitian children injured in the catastrophic 2010 earthquake that rocked the country.
Jan 16, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- Four years after a desolating earthquake affected millions in Haiti, Catholic Relief Services continues to help the nation move from recovery to addressing social concerns that pre-dated the catastrophe.
Jan 15, 2014 - 12:18 am .- The president of the Haitian Bishops’ Conference voiced hope that his recent appointment to become a cardinal will raise the profile of the nation, which is still recovering from a devastating 2010 earthquake.