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Haiti - Religion : «I fear that Haiti will fall into a pit of despair» dixit Pope Francis
Pope Francis concluded "[...] how can we help Haiti to grow in hope ?" If there is anything we can do as a Church, it is certainly to pray and do penance... But we must ask ourselves how we can help ? Haiti is a noble people [...]"
This is not the first time that Pope Francis has expressed his closeness and assured his prayers for Haiti https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-35136-icihaiti-religion-pope-francis-asks-not-to-abandon-haiti.html
In June 2022, the Holy Father lamented the murder of Sister Luisa Dell'Orto, an Italian missionary nun in Haiti https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-37003-icihaiti-insecurityan-italian-nun-shot-dead.html and prayed for the people of Haiti to have "a better future, free from misery and violence."
Moreover, during the major earthquake of 7.2 on the Richter scale which devastated the southern peninsula of Haiti https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-34479-haiti-flash-magnitude-72-earthquake-in-the-nippes-updated-10am.html Pope Francis has sent economic aid of 200,000 euros to Haiti https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-34578-haiti-religion-aid-of-200-000-euros-from-pope-francis.html for "helping the population in the first phase of the emergency, aggravated by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic" This sum via the Dicastery for the service of integral human development has distributed in collaboration with the apostolic nunciature among the dioceses most affected by the disaster, for the assistance of those affected by the earthquake.
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