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Target of kidnappings, the Haitian Church on "work stoppage" Thursday

2021-04-13T23:55:53.535Z

Institutions dependent on the Catholic Church of Haiti should "observe a work stoppage" Thursday to protest against the insecurity, after the kidnapping, Sunday, of ten people including seven religious - five Haitians and two French - near the capital Port-au-Prince. Read also: Haiti, a country adrift, plagued by armed gangs linked to power "To protest against bad acts in the country" , the Chur



Institutions dependent on the Catholic Church of Haiti should

"observe a work stoppage"

Thursday to protest against the insecurity, after the kidnapping, Sunday, of ten people including seven religious - five Haitians and two French - near the capital Port-au-Prince.

Read also: Haiti, a country adrift, plagued by armed gangs linked to power

"To protest against bad acts in the country"

, the Church asks

"Catholic institutions"

, including schools and universities,

"to observe a work stoppage"

Thursday, announced Tuesday in a statement the Conference of the bishops Haitians.

"The bandits"

who

"act in peace"

seem to have

"more power than the state and the police"

, regretted the religious leaders, affirming that

"even children are not spared"

by kidnappings.

Thursday, masses will be celebrated

"to ask God to change Haiti"

, they added.

Monday, the archdiocese of Port-au-Prince deplored the

"descent into hell of Haitian society"

, and denounced the inaction of the public authorities of this Caribbean country plagued by insecurity.

“Public authorities who are doing nothing to resolve this crisis are not immune to all suspicion.

We denounce complacency and complicity wherever they come from, ”

they said in a press release.

Later, President Jovenel Moïse had promised not to

"give up" in the

face of the

"scourge"

of kidnappings in Haiti.

"I am aware that the State must make more efforts in the battle against this catastrophe"

, he admitted.

Read also: French religious kidnapped in Haiti: an investigation opened in Paris

The group kidnapped on Sunday includes four Haitian priests and a nun, as well as two French people from western France: a nun from the department of Mayenne and a priest from Ille-et-Vilaine who has lived in Haiti for more than thirty years.

Three people, family members of a Haitian priest who was not among those kidnapped, were also kidnapped.

Haitians are predominantly of the Catholic faith and their country is the poorest on the American continent.

Source: lefigaro

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