Two of the 17 Christian missionaries kidnapped by gang members in Haiti in October were set free over the weekend, leaders of their Ohio-based organization announced.
Pope Prays for Haitian People, Flood Victims in Vietnam, Sicily
Pope Francis called on world leaders to aid the people of Haiti as the country continues to descend into chaos due to widespread violence, economic instability and natural disasters.
‘Haiti Never Stops Dying’: A Priest Mourns the Scene
Haiti never stops dying. It’s the sad truth. The people in the streets say this, and according to my little experience in Haiti as a Catholic priest, Haiti is dying.
Bishop Dumas Urges Immediate Release of Captive Missionaries in Haiti
Bishop Pierre André Dumas in Haiti urged the gang that kidnapped 17 people from an Ohio mission group to release them immediately.
Kidnapping in Haiti Prompts Worries About Other Church Workers’ Safety
As Christian missionaries and family members, some as young as 8 months old, were still being held for ransom in Haiti by a gang notorious for group kidnappings, other charities and religious groups examined how they can remain safe while delivering humanitarian aid.
Priest in Haiti: Gangs Taking Over Capital Region
A priest living in a suburb of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, says armed gangs have taken control of 30% to 40% of the capital city and its surrounding suburbs, which has coincided with a surge of violence and crime.
Haiti Missionary Captors Demanding $17M Ransom
To describe the ever-worsening circumstances in Haiti, Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami invokes the Haitian Creole word “gagòt,” which simply translates to “mess.”
Cries of Haitian People ‘Cannot go Unheeded,’ Vatican Official Says
The world can no longer ignore the suffering of the people of Haiti, an island that has been exploited and pillaged by wealthier nations for centuries, said Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life.
FBI Agents Sent to Haiti to Assist with Missionaries’ Release
As many as 17 American missionaries were reportedly kidnapped by gang members in Haiti on Saturday, Oct. 16, including 14 adults and three children, according to an Ohio-based humanitarian aid group.
Black Catholic Administrators Call out Treatment of Haitians at Border
A group of Black Catholic administrators is calling on “Catholic leaders to do something, to say something” about undertones of racism they say is playing out in the treatment of Haitians at the U.S.-Mexico border.