Haiti - Crisis : The Haitian Conference of Religious announces a great national silent march
Excerpts from the CHR note :
"- Considering today the unprecedented humanitarian crisis in which the country is in the process of tipping over;
- Considering that it is the result of a much deeper crisis affecting the very foundations of our coexistence in its political, economic, social and religious dimensions;
- Considering the total bankruptcy of our republican institutions (the executive, the legislature and the judiciary) and the responsibility of our political, intellectual and economic elites in the deterioration of the situation;
[...] Call on the conscience of everyone, especially the head of the executive power to take note of the seriousness of the hour and make a wise decision for Haiti accordingly.
[...] Due to the insensitivity and indifference of different political actors to the future of the country, because of the general climate of insecurity, we find ourselves obliged to keep the doors of our institutions closed. Until a happy outcome of the crisis is found in the best time [...]
In this missionary month where Our Holy Father Pope Francis invites us in his prayer to be witnesses of the Gospel, courageous and ardent so that the mission entrusted to the Church [...] we decide to make two symbolic gestures but very significant :
We are in solidarity with the victims of this crisis that has already lasted too long, by donating blood to the Haitian Red Cross, visit of hospitals for the delivery of the product of our collection of drugs and medical equipment.
[...] In deep communion and in permanent solidarity with our suffering people, we will walk in silence from 9:00 am on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, [...] in all major cities of the country to pray, celebrate our faith and implore Divine graces on our country and our people. We will go from the church of Christ the King to go the sanctuary of Our Lady of Perpetual Help at Bel-Air and finish with a Eucharistic celebration to be presided over by our Archbishop.
We invite the clergy of our ten dioceses and the faithful Catholics, members of all other religious denominations, all socio-professional sectors, all men and women of good will to join us in raising the cry of our pains."