Haiti – Where’s the hope?

Jesuits in Haiti stand firm despite stormy times

The Superior of the Jesuits in Haiti, Jean Denis Saint Félix, shared the growing difficulties experienced by the Jesuits of Haiti in carrying out their work due to a climate of extreme insecurity with his fellow Jesuit companions of his Province, Canada, and with others.

Fr Jean Denis shared his experience of the situation in an online conversation with Father General’s Council on Tuesday 12 March. He noted the resilience of his fellow Jesuits and their desire to serve the people of Haiti. Father General confirmed that at the Curia in Rome, people continue to pray very regularly for Haiti and for the Society of Jesus in that country. He said: “In a context where violence and war have spread throughout the world, every action in favour of peace, starting with prayer, is an evangelical sign in favour of reconciliation. In the case of Haiti, it is a cry for a better future for young people, the vast majority of the Haitian population.”

After weeks and even months of chaos in Haiti, especially in the Port-au-Prince area, Prime Minister Ariel Henry announced his resignation. He was under strong pressure to do so from several quarters. His term of office had expired and his departure could open the door to negotiations for a way out of the crisis.

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