Funeral Mass for 20 prisoners who died in Haiti’s largest prison

Most of the inmates who died had never been convicted of a crime Relatives wailed in grief or stared stoically as flowers were placed on 20 caskets at a funeral Mass on Tuesday for the latest group of inmates who died in Haiti’s largest prison, most without ever having been convicted of any crime. Marie… Continue reading Funeral Mass for 20 prisoners who died in Haiti’s largest prison

Long-suffering, hurricane ravaged Haiti

The geographical distance between the richest country in the Western Hemisphere and the poorest is only about 700 miles. But the economic distance between the United States and Haiti is astronomical. Poverty certainly exists in the U.S., but the percentage and severity of poverty in Haiti is far worse. According to the U.N.’s World Food… Continue reading Long-suffering, hurricane ravaged Haiti

Vatican sends emergency funding to Haiti following Hurricane Matthew devastation

The donation of $100,000 is a ‘concrete expression of Pope Francis’s spiritual closeness and fatherly support’ Pope Francis has sent $100,000 of aid money to hurricane-stricken Haiti to assist flood victims. The donation was sent through the Pontifical Council Cor Unum to be distributed through the hardest-hit dioceses, the council said in a communiqué on… Continue reading Vatican sends emergency funding to Haiti following Hurricane Matthew devastation

Pope Francis donates $100,000 to Haiti for hurricane relief

Pope Francis has decided to send an initial contribution of $100,000 to Haiti to help with emergency recovery in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, the Vatican announced Friday. Donated through the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, the money will be used to support flood victims, and “is intended as a first and immediate concrete expression of… Continue reading Pope Francis donates $100,000 to Haiti for hurricane relief

Haiti's miracle – Statue of the Blessed Virgin sole survivor after Hurricane Matthew destroys church

After Hurricane Matthew decimated a church, one photographer captured a statue of the Virgin still standing against a wall that partially survived the destruction. Cholera outbreaks, dwindling supplies of clean water and food, frightened and wounded survivors, and the seemingly never-ending task of digging graves in Haiti has notleft them without hope. Hurricane Matthew destroyed… Continue reading Haiti's miracle – Statue of the Blessed Virgin sole survivor after Hurricane Matthew destroys church