After sustaining severe burns in a Feb. 18 explosion, Haitian Bishop Pierre-André Dumas of Anse-á-Veau and Miragoâne has arrived at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, where he will receive additional treatment and recover from his injuries.
As the wave of violence torments gang-decimated Haiti, six male religious, a lay teacher and a priest were kidnapped in two separate incidents Feb. 23 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital.
According to Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami, Haitian Bishop Pierre-André Dumas of Anse-à-Veau and Miragoâne, who was injured in a Feb. 18 explosion, will soon arrive in the archdiocese to receive additional treatment and recover.
Bishop Pierre André Dumas in Haiti urged the gang that kidnapped 17 people from an Ohio mission group to release them immediately.
Bishop Pierre André Dumas said rebuilding his post-quake homeland of Haiti depends on repairing places of worship. “We put the focus on the rebuilding of the churches because, we think, that is how we rebuild the human being,” he said. “If you can rebuild the human being, spiritually, you can rebuild the country.”
Quiet, humble, but never ceasing in his various ministries, even up to his death, are among the enduring descriptions of retired Auxiliary Bishop Guy Sansaricq. His Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, Sept. 2, at Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, Prospect Heights.
Parishioners who donate to special collections in the Diocese of Brooklyn for Haiti disaster relief can feel confident their donations will reach their intended recipients, despite the turmoil in that nation, officials said.
Pews, chairs, and a church bell, all formerly used in Diocese of Brooklyn churches, have a new home at the Cathedral of St. Anne in Anse-à-Veau, Haiti. The diocese donated these historical pieces to help the cathedral get ready for Anse-à-Veau’s upcoming tricentennial celebration in July.