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Haiti - Voodoo : The Mambo Euvonie Georges Auguste died (rain of reactions)
"I was born Catholic, I grew up Protestant. At 23, I became a non-believer. I wandered, wandered a lot, I was constantly looking for myself, without knowing how to find myself. Finally at 28, I went back home, drank from the source and met Bôdjè. I married him and am still today a Hounsi," wrote Euvonie on her Facebook page in October 2021
Euvonie Georges Auguste was appointed in October 2015 by the KNVA, Acting Supreme Head of Haitian Voodoo, replacing Augustin Saint Clou who also held this position on an interim basis https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-15411-icihaiti-voodoo-the-mambo-euvonie-georges-auguste-replaces-augustin-st-clou.html
Rain of reactions :
Minister of Culture :
"It is with dismay that Emmelie Prophet Milcé Minister of Culture learned of this sad news.
Euvonie Georges Auguste contributed to the promotion of the rights of voodoo practitioners, which earned him a remarkable reputation within the great family of voodoo in particular and society in general.
Social worker, civil servant at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship, Mrs. Euvonie Georges Auguste, mother of 5 children (3 girls and 2 boys) and grandmother of 5 grandchildren, leaves a great void in the voodoo sector.
I extend my most sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of the famous deceased and in particular the KNVA, of which she was one of the best known leaders."
Prime Minister Ariel Henry :
"I learned with emotion of the death of Euvonie Georges Auguste. I salute the memory of this figurehead, committed and devoted to the defense and promotion of voodoo. I send my sincere condolences to his family, loved ones and members of the KNVA."
Former Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe :
"I learned with sorrow the news of the death of Mrs. Euvonie G. Auguste, voodoo priestess and committed citizen. His departure is a huge loss for the voodoo sector. I offer my heartfelt sympathies to his family, to the ATI Carl-henry Desmornes and to the KNVA in this ordeal. Woukoukou Mapou !"
Senator Joseph Lambert :
"The Senate mourns the departure of Ms. Euvonie Georges, an activist committed to democracy, an emblematic figure of the voodoo sector in Haiti and a model of leadership. Sympathies to his family and to the voodoo sector."
Carl-Henry Desmorne Supreme Leader of Haitian Voodoo :
Euvonia's death is a great loss. A whole section of the KNVA is leaving. It will be very difficult to fight and to honor his work [...] If we can now talk about the KNVA, it is mainly thanks to Euvonie, it was present since its foundation, it was a workhorse."
General Secretary of Religions for Peace :
For Pastor Clément Joseph, Secretary General of Religions for Peace, "Euvonie is a very rare model in Haiti. It is a vital resource in the fight for peace in Haiti. It represents the expression of claim of human rights. She fought not only for the respect of women's rights, but also for the respect of freedom of expression, thought and belief."
Msgr. Pierre André Dumas :
"What sad and appalling news Euvo is dead ! I wish her good crossing ! We are very upset and touched by this early departure of this worthy, solid woman who has always put her feminine genius at the service of Haiti ! My condolences to the members of his sector and to his large family ! May his beautiful soul rest in peace."
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