Cardinal Sean O'Malley to Visit Haiti earthquake area

Cardinal Sean O'Malley, traveled to Haiti to have a firsthand look at the devastation caused by the Jan. 12 Haiti earthquake and tried to offer spiritual comfort to workers and leaders at Catholic institutions still reeling from the disaster.


Cardinal Sean O'Malley leads the delegation organized by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops and others in prayer inside the destroyed cathedral in Port-au-Prince

O'Malley led a Mass in Haitian Creole in a small whitewashed brick room that opened onto a balcony in the Petionville retreat of the Filles de Marie, or Daughters of Mary, a religious order that lost 15 nuns when their residence in Bel Aire collapsed.

Almost a dozen others suffered serious injuries and are recovering in the Dominican Republic.

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