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Haiti - Religion : Haiti salutes the departure of its national Ati, Max Beauvoir
17/09/2015 10:34:07

Haiti - Religion : Haiti salutes the departure of its national Ati, Max Beauvoir
Wednesday, a national tribute was paid to the Champ de Mars to François Max Gesner Beauvoir, Haiti's National Ati (Supreme chief of the Haitian voodoo), at his funeral, celebrated at Kiosk Occide Jeanty.

In addition to members of his family including his daughter Rachelle Beauvoir and population, many personalities were present at this impressive ceremony, among others: President Michel Martelly and his wife Sophia, Premier minister Evans Paul, officials and government ministers , representatives of voodoo sector, including houngans, representatives of Religion for Peace and members of the Academy of Haitian Creole, members of the diplomatic corps and representatives of the international community.

"The national tribute ceremony this morning goes beyond just of the simple framework of a funeral activity,"declared the Head of Government, according to him nobody can bury the message alive that represented the respectable Ati Max Beauvoir "The life of the Ati is a living message that will live forever in the path of tolerance and live together."

This eminent intellectual who revolutionized the perception of the Voodoo religion in Haiti by all social classes, but that was also founding member of "Religions for Peace" and founding member of the "Academy of Haitian Creole," was awarded posthumously, of the Order of Honor and Merit to the rank of Grand Officer. He will be buried in his peristyle in Mariani established since 1974.

For Mgr Pierre André Dumas, the deceased was "a rare genius of our race. A human library, a giant [...] "

Rothchild François Jr., resigned Minister of Communication declared "The Ati Beauvoir was an example of tolerance, peace, understanding. A living library whose knowledge has greatly benefited the vodouisants, the country and all sectors. The Ministry of Communication bends before this mapou to salute his departure in the afterlife where no doubt he will continue his revolutionary work. Ayibobo !"

Recall that Max Gesner Beauvoir, biochemist graduated from the Sorbonne, had returned to his country to bring his knowledge, charisma, vision and unwavering faith in the voodoo religion. Through his actions, the vaudouisants today are perfectly integrated in all sectors of national life. Appointed National Ati in 2008, this man "mystical in the highest degree" has maintained the balance between all the religions practiced on the territory of Haiti.

Following the death of the Ati National, Max Gesner Beauvoir, a book of condolence was opened and available from Wednesday 16 to Friday, September 18, 2015 in the gardens of the National Bureau of Ethnology (BNE).

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