Schools are closed, while the end-of-year exams are in full swing. Crime is increasing everywhere and chaos is spreading to the provincial cities of Saint-Marc, Gonaïves, Les Cayes, Jacmel and Cap Haïtien. The Catholic Church has itself ceased to support the current government and its president, even though, at the international diplomatic level, so-called “friendly” countries continue to support them, which allows the president to hold on to power. The country is facing fear and hunger, even; security is threatened every day.
In this context, the Society of Jesus continues to promote a genuine national dialogue - for example, through the statements of CERFAS, its social centre - that will make it possible to courageously face the central problems in hopes of laying the foundations for a new model of society that will involve the participation and responsibility of the vital forces of the nation.
The letter from the Superior of Haiti can be read in French or Spanish by clicking here.