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Haiti - Religion : The Catholic Church is in mourning
05/02/2021 08:33:44

Haiti - Religion : The Catholic Church is in mourning
The Conference of Catholic Bishops of Haiti (CEH) brings to everyone's attention that Mgr. Pierre-Antoine Paulo, Bishop emeritus of Port-de-Paix (March 2008 to April 2020) died at the age of 77, at the Reformed Hospital of Saintard (Arcahaie) where he was rushed on 4 February 2021, following an accidental fall at the inn of the Benedictine monastery of Cariès.

"This news plunges into pain and mourning the entire Catholic Church in Haiti, the diocese of Port-de-Paix, the Congregation of Oblate Missionaries of Mary Immaculate, the citizens of Camp-Perrin and the entire Haitian population," writes the CEH in its note.

The date and location of Bishop Paulo's funeral will be announced later.

Find out more about Bishop Pierre-Antoine Paulo :
Pierre-Antoine Paulo, born March 23, 1944 in Camp-Perrin, in the district of Les Cayes (South Dept.). After taking his vows with the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (O.M.I) on August 2, 1963, he was ordained a priest on December 20, 1969 for this order.

On July 7, 2001, he was appointed coadjutor bishop of Port-de-Paix alongside Mgr François Colimon. He was consecrated on October 14, 2001 by Mgr François Gayot, then Archbishop of Cap-Haitien and succeeded Mgr Colimon as Bishop of Port-de-Paix on March 1st, 2008. He is also President of the Episcopal Conference for the Translation of the Bible.

Due to his age and after approval from Pope Francis, he retired on April 14, 2020 and was replaced by Bishop Charles Peters Barthélus.

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