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Haiti - Religion : «I fear that Haiti will fall into a pit of despair» dixit Pope Francis
07/08/2022 09:37:28

Haiti - Religion : «I fear that Haiti will fall into a pit of despair» dixit Pope Francis
According to the Jesuit magazine "La Civiltà Cattolica", Pope Francis during a private interview during his recent trip to Quebec with 15 members of the Society of Jesus, questioned by a Haitian Jesuit on what they can do so that the Church of Haiti does not lose hope, replied "[...] I feel very close to Haiti, because I am constantly informed of the situation by some priests of my friends [...] Haiti is currently experiencing a critical situation, a ordeal, as if we couldn't find the right way" adding "[...] I don't believe that the international organizations have understood how to do it [...] I fear that Haiti will fall into a pit of despair. »

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.

See also :
https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-37003-icihaiti-insecurityan-italian-nun-shot-dead.html
https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-35136-icihaiti-religion-pope-francis-asks-not-to-abandon-haiti.html
https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-34578-haiti-religion-aid-of-200-000-euros-from-pope-francis.html
https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-34479-haiti-flash-magnitude-72-earthquake-in-the-nippes.html

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