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Religion

The practice of religion in Haiti and the influences of Christianity in the country. the percentage of the Haitian population who have been converted to different religions

Mgr Langlois Chibly, New Haitian Cardinal

Here is the new Haitian Cardinal, Mgr Langlois Chibly. He was nominated by Pope Francis on January 12, 2014.

Monseigneur Langlois Chibly is 55 year old who was born in the Valley of Jacmel.

He was ordained priest in 1991 and by 2004, he was appointed Bishop in the city of Fort-Liberte. He then moved to Les Cayes to bicome the Bishop there.

Politically, Monseigneur Chibly was expected to take part in the dialogue between President Michel Martelly and the opposition to find a solution to the current political crisis in Haiti

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Haitian Cardinal named by Pope Francis

On Sunday, Pope Francis named his first batch of cardinals and one of those selected is Haitian. This means for the first time a Haitian Cardinal will be among those who will be eligible to elect the next pope.

Monseigneur Langlois Chibly, Bishop of Les Cayes is now new Cardinal from Haiti. This is the first in the history of the country.

How about that?

Pope Francis said he will elevate a total of 19 prelates to the rank of cardinal on February. The new cardinals include people from Italy, Germany, Britain, Nicaragua, Canada, Ivory Coast, Brazil, Argentina, South Korea, Chile, Burkina Faso, the Philippines and Haiti.

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New Episcopal Church Cathedral in Port-au-Prince

The plans for a new episcopal cathedral, on the Port-au-Prince site of the old one, ruined in the 2010 earthquake, was unveiled recently at the Chicago meeting of the Episcopal Church Executive Council. The Holy Trinity Cathedral will be twice as big as the original and will be a landmark of new-found beauty, bonded with those pieces salvaged from the old church. The design was created through collaboration between the Episcopal Church, the Haitian Diocese, the Studio Drum Architects and Kerns Group Architects from Arlington, Virginia.

From the rubble the church had been able to save three murals of note around the world that depict traditional stories from the bible cast with characters of Haitian characteristics, and bronze bells that will be used in the new cathedral as part of the rebuilding.

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Christianity or Voodoo, which is more suitable for Haiti

Before I start talking about this topic, I want to make it clear that I am not taking any side. So, please do not think that I deserve "Pe Lebrun" for this.

So what is the issue?

Recently I finid myself in the middle of an argument between two Haitians with different views about religion. You probably said that this is nothing new. Actually, this one was new to me because the argument was whether Voodoo or Christianity was better for Haiti.

Here is the argument I heard in support to Christianity:

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When Pope Francis said Christian Right Have Illness, Who comes to mind?

Can you think of anyone when Pope is calling right-wing, fundamentalist Christianity an "illness." Does the name "Pat" Robertson ring a bell?

If there is one thing that differentiate the new Pop from his predecessors is the way he preaches his message.His focus is fighting for economic equality. Pope Francis has shifted the focus of the Catholic Church to issues facing the poor and the sick, and away from anti-gay and anti-abortion that have dominated the Catholic religion

Like many other thing, Pope Francis does not seem to be impressed about Christian fundamentalism.

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Haitian Nun, Mother Mary Lange, a Candidate for Sainthood

African-Haitian Catholic nun, Mother Mary Lange, is finally receiving recognition for her role in Christianizing the greater parts of northern and southern America. She is being considered for sainthood.

Raised in Cuba, she immigrated to the U.S. and began the Oblate Sisters of Providence Order, the first African-American convent in 1829. She also started a private school to educate black children, who had no other access to an education.

Baltimore Archbishop, James Hector, admired her work and urged her to establish the Oblate Sisters of Providence, to prepare black girls to serve as nuns. He appointed her as Mother Superior of the order.

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Pastor Pierre Andre SHALOM Church a Success

Christian minister, Pierre Andre, has achieved fame in Haitian religious circles as an original voice of God. Andre began his theological career as an untrained minister in Delmas's Church of God, mesmerizing parishioners with his gospel sermons. He parlayed that position into hosting a weekly radio show, learning how to speak the language of the common people in Delmas. It must be noted here poor Haitians do not have money to purchase TV sets. But radios sets are cheap and nearly every Haitian household owns one.

Pastor Pierre Andre reputation as a natural gospel preacher attracted the notice of the Delmas Church School of Theology. It awarded Andre a scholarship to pursue theological studies to become a sanctified pastor.

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Francois-Wolff Ligonde, who presided over Duvalier- Bennett wedding is Dead

An ardent supporter of the Duvalier regime, Haitian Bishop Francois-Wolff Ligonde passed away. According to Radio Kiskeya based on information obtained from Bishop Louis Kebreau, he died following an unspecified illness.

Bishop Francois-Wolff Ligonde was born in the city of Les Cayes, on January 17, 1928. On August 20, 1966, Pope Paul VI nominated him as Archbishop of Port-au-Prince. After more than 40 years in this position, Bishop Francois-Wolff Ligonde retired from his post in 2008.

Bishop Francois-Wolff Ligonde became famous when he presided over the wedding of Jean Claude Duvalier and Michele Bennett, whom he is the uncle. The wedding that many people believe marked the beginning of the end of the regime. There were several issues on the table with this particular wedding: One, Michele Bennett, a mulatto who came opposed to the Noirisme movement that Francois Duvalier has been promoting throughout his government. Two, the wedding itself in 1980 cost over $5 millioms.

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New Pope Francis, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio Of Buenos Aires

The Catholic cardinals picked a new pope among themselves on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. He is Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio. The new pope,Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, will be called Francis, the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church.

New Pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio' s First Pray 13.03.2013

White Smoke Rises Over Vatican, the Catholic Church has made history. The New Pope is the first non-European leader of the church in more than 1,000 years.

Who is Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio?

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Michel Martelly not on the right track, according to Monsignor Louis Kebreau

Monsignor Louis Kebreau is not satisfied of the socio-economic and political situation in Haiti and has observed a degradation lately.

The Archbishop of Cap-Haitian, said that President Michel Martelly is not on the right track. According to Monsignor Louis Kebreau, this degradation reached such a level, so that the country is like a patient who needs both a good psychoanalyst and a good therapist to help him find his inner balance in order to achieve a new vision for it out of this straitjacket in which it is completely immersed.

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