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Pope Names New Envoy To Haiti

Pope Francis addressed the participants of a meeting convened by the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum” and the Pontifical Council for Latin America to mark the fifth anniversary of the earthquake that struck Haiti. Among those present were representatives of the Holy See, bishops and Episcopal conferences, as well as charitable and religious organizations.   The two day conference, entitled "The Communion of the Church: Memory and Hope for Haiti, 5 Years After the Earthquake” sought to place a spotlight on continuing reconstruction efforts on the island.

Pope Francis addressed the participants of a meeting convened by the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum” and the Pontifical Council for Latin America to mark the fifth anniversary of the earthquake that struck Haiti. Among those present were representatives of the Holy See, bishops and Episcopal conferences, as well as charitable and religious organizations.
The two day conference, entitled “The Communion of the Church: Memory and Hope for Haiti, 5 Years After the Earthquake” sought to place a spotlight on continuing reconstruction efforts on the island.

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has named a new envoy to Haiti as he emphasized that much work still needs to be done to rebuild the country five years after the devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake.

The Vatican announced Saturday the appointment of Archbishop Eugene Martin Nugent as papal nuncio to Haiti. Nugent has been the church’s nuncio to Madagascar, Mauritius and theSeychelles, as well as apostolic delegate in the nearby Comoros Islands.

The pope earlier addressed a meeting on Haiti organized by the pontifical commission for Latin America, expressing gratitude “to all those who in numerous ways came to the aid of the Haitian people” after the quake.

The pontiff noted that while much has been done to rebuild Haiti, “we cannot ignore the fact that much remains to be done.”

Haitian Times

Haitian Times

The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 as a weekly English language newspaper based in Brooklyn, NY.The newspaper is widely regarded as the most authoritative voice for Haitian Diaspora.
Haitian Times
Jan. 11, 2015

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