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Hati – Religion: CPT interventions at the high-level international conference on the crisis in Hati

  • May 5, 2024
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Haiti – Religion: CPT interventions at the high-level international conference on the crisis in Haiti
05/05/2024 09:57:29

Saturday, May 4 by videoconference, during a high-level international conference on the crisis in Haiti, organized by the Academy of International Catholic Leaders and the Latin American Conference of Religious, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of Holy See addressing the international community declared “No effort must be spared to support the steps which aim to lead this country towards the holding of democratic elections which give the authorities the legitimacy to be able to undertake their reconstruction process” .

Cardinal Pietro Parolin recalled that “ […] the crisis hitting Haiti hits a poor and desperate population with the collapse of the health system, lack of food and violence […] The truth is that the current humanitarian tragedy involves more than a million and a half inhabitants at risk of acute malnutrition and has generated an unprecedented exodus. »

Participating in this conference were the former presidents of Felipe Calderón (Mexico), Eduardo Frei Montalva (Chile) and Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Echeverría (Costa Rica), among others, who participated in the event joined by Mgr. Pierre-André Dumas Vice President of the Haitian Episcopate and Bishop of Anse-à-Veau and Miragoâne, as well as the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States and former Nuncio to Haiti, Cardinal Christophe Pierre, Vatican Ambassador to the United States , Cardinal Emeritus of Madrid, Carlos Osoro, Lesly Voltaire and Régine Abraham members of the Presidential Transitional Council (CPT)

Lesly Voltaire, denounced the current power of “urban guerrilla warfare and terrorism which manifests itself in kidnappings, rapes of children and women, thefts and fires” and which benefits from the support of part of the police and “economic elites who profit from this terror”.

Régine Abraham, in addition to all the proposals presented by the various leaders, focused on “the recovery of the dignity of Haitians” and the provision of tools for the resilience of the people, such as international aid to guarantee security, comprehensive aid, social, economic and psychological support, construction of infrastructure and housing, a sustainable economy, a nutritional plan, strengthening of the education system and strengthening of the health system.

Mgr. Pierre-André Dumas, speaking from the hospital bed where he is recovering from an attack suffered a few weeks ago https://www.haitilibre.com/article-41710-haiti-flash-mgr-pierre-andre- dumas-injured-in-an-explosion-at-port-au-prince.html . “My people are suffering a lot: so many children have lost their lives, so many women are suffering violence […] We must help build a strong democracy in Haiti and the violence and security must stop,” said Mgr. Dumas while calling for the need for “normalcy in people’s lives, as people live hidden in their homes. “. He formulated four key points to get out of this situation: a paradigm shift in Haiti’s relations with other countries, particularly with the United States; guarantee the stability of institutions; build an economic engine; respect the rules of the game.

As political advisor for Latin America of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Christopher Lundquist, reiterated “the deep solidarity of the Church of the United States with the people of Haiti” and appreciated the “work heroic” of volunteers who give their lives to move Haiti forward.

To close the meeting, Roco Buttiglione, President of the Academy of Catholic Leaders explained “Haiti needs international aid, but no one listens. The minimum level of international solidarity is lacking. The Haitian people are outside the circle of production of international wealth, that is why none of the powerful of this world cares whether they live or die” supporting the proposal that “Fratelli tutti” becomes the axis of the reconstruction of Haiti “Christian communion presents itself as a reference to unite this people and restore to each person their dignity in daily life. »

HL/ HaitiFree

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