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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

Monsignor Max Leroy Mesidor appointed Bishop of Fort Liberte

The head of Holy Roman Catholic Church Pope Benedict XVI appointed Monsignor Max Leroy Mesidor, as Bishop of Fort Liberte in the Diocese of Gonaives. Born in January 6, 1962, he has served various posts such as being vicar in charge as well as priest in a cathedral. He was brought up in the Diocese of Gonaives at Saint Marc Cathedral.

Max Leroy was educated in the same place where he completed his elementary schooling and joined the college of Immaculate Conception in Gonaives. The bishop later, after schooling went to the city and joined seminary to study Bachelor of Sacred Theology. He studied his first degree in Port-au-Prince when he enrolled into seminary. He completed seminary in 1987 and in the same year, he graduated with a degree in Sacred Theology.

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Ambassador Carl-Henri Guiteau Appointed Envoy to the Holy See

Carl-Henri Guiteau was re-appointed Ambassador of Haiti to the Vatican Holy See on July 6, 2009, having served in that capacity from 2002 to 2004. He carries the title of Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Haiti to the Holy See.

In an official letter of acknowledgement, Pope Benedict XVI expressed his hopes for the future of Haiti, a country historically wracked by natural disaster, unstable governments, poverty, violence, and a rotting infrastructure.

Benedict XVI, in his letter to Ambassador Carl-Henri Guiteau, wished for him and Haiti the cooperation of the international community of donors to provide assistance to the poorest segments of the population. In particular, he stressed the disunification of families leading to the Diaspora, especially in the U.S.

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Bishop Launay Saturne Year of Faith Focuses on Christian Haitian Youth

Mgr. Launay Saturné, named Bishop of Jacmel by Pope Benedict XVI on April 28, 2012, appeared at an assembly of high-church officials on October 21, 2012. The year 2012 has been designated the Year of Faith by the Haitian Catholic Church.

During his remarks, Bishop Saturné spoke in particular of the younger generation of Christian Haitians, who would soon reach adulthood. He wants to commit much of his pastoral duties towards helping them engage their faith more confidently. This call-to-action to young Christians to embrace their faith-based values comes in the face of the continuing spiritual devastation the 2010 earthquake wrought the inhabitants of the island.

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Haitians should beg for forgiveness for Dominican occupation, Priest Francis Haver

Haiti is part of the number of island nations in the Caribbean that have been succumbed to foreign rule for decades and centuries but mostly retained their independence by the 1900s. But ironically for the once conquered Haiti, the nation formally ruled over its neighboring country Dominican Republic in the early 1800s for more than twenty years. The Dominican were faced with poverty and violence under the Haitian military leader Jean-Pierre Boyer and his soldiers until it gained independence in 1844.

For the 22 years of Haitian occupation over the Dominican Republic, Haitian priest Francis Haver who claims to be a Dominican has recently stated that all of his countrymen should kneel before Dominicans and apologize. He mentioned this during the blessing of two housing projects of the Dominican Republic government in the presence of the country's President Leonel Fernandez in the Guerra municipality. With the advancements of the Dominican Republic's economy as compared to that of Haiti's, Father Haver believes that Haiti shouldn't have ruled over its neighbor in the first place. This is so both countries could have had a better working relationship in terms of economic growth and development. But should present-day Haitians apologize for the mistakes of their ancestors?

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Why and How Afterlife Beliefs Occur

There have been studies showing how and why after life beliefs occur in a person's life.

These studies about After life Beliefs were done by a group of experimental social psychology PhD students, including Nathan Heflick, Joshua Hart of Union College and Jamie Goldberg of the University of South Florida. Conducting four studies allowed the researchers to determine the relationship between salient death and afterlife belief.

According to Heflick, afterlife belief often occurs when a person believes and perceives that a part of himself such as the soul can be independent from the physical body. Given this reasoning, it is possible to affect one's afterlife belief if the physical body is primed. Heflick and his group also concluded that with death salience comes a stronger desire to believe that there is life after death. However, this does not mean that a person facing a salient death actually believes in the afterlife. He only has an increased desire to believe in it.

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After Life Beliefts for Islam

If the Islamic belief on life after death is true, then one must be cautious of his actions here on Earth.

One must be cautious of his actions here on Earth because Muslims believe that a deceased person's afterlife heavily depends on the deeds he has done while he was still alive.

According to Islam, every departed is put in like a soul sleep until the Judgment Day comes. During this important day, God will judge both the living and the dead based on the things they have accomplished on Earth. Those who have done good things will then be sent to Heaven, which is described as a paradise where suffering does not exist. Wicked ones, on the other hand, will go to Hell and burn in fire as a punishment for their sins. They can, however, be forgiven by God in His own will and time.

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Christianity And Judaism, Where Do Dead People Go?

Christianity has various beliefs when it comes to life after death but one thing followers have in common is that they believe in the afterlife.

Catholics, Baptists, Protestants and other Christians have been taught differently about afterlife beliefs. However, the existence of heaven, hell and purgatory are very common.

Many Christians believe that the fate of the departed depends on how he lived his life on Earth. According to the Catholic Church's teachings, people who led a good life tend to go to Heaven, where they will be with God, angels, departed relatives, and fellow believers. Those who did bad things on Earth and did not repent them are expected to get punished in Hell. Bad people who hurt others while they were alive suffer from hellfire for eternity. Another Catholic belief is the existence of purgatory, which is located in the middle of Heaven and Hell. This is where people who failed to confess their sins usually go to. Some believe that spirits that were sent there can move on to Heaven in time.

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After Life Beliefts In Voodoo Religion

Voodoo followers believe in afterlife. Voodoo Religion believes that even after death, a person's soul remains around until it is reborn.

Voodoo is a religion that started in Haiti more than 280 years ago. It is actually practiced in other African regions and countries such as Jamaica and Santo Domingo and is associated with the traditional religions in Africa and the Caribbean. Voodoo followers believe in a supreme being called Gran Met, who is known for creating the world. However, followers often worship and serve the loas, or the pantheon of divinities, because Gran Met is believed to be too far away to answer their calls.

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Minister Louis Farrakhan, Wyclef Jean on Haiti Radio Matin Caraibes

Here is the latest. We have Minister Farrakhan on Radio Caraibes in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. On Wednesday December 14, 2011 the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and Wyclef Jean appeared on a live Radio/TV simulcast on Haiti's very popular morning shows.

With the team "Matin Caraibes, He mentioned that Haiti will be free again one day.

This was an opportunity for me to meet the team that animates Matin Caraibes from Monday to Friday, every week.

Also present at the radio show was the Haitian Superstar Wyclef jean. He was happy to have Minister Farrakhan to come to Haiti. He also believe that the Minister is the most powerful man in the world. The Message for today is: "L'Union Fait La Force"

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NGOs and Religious Organizations selling Haitian Misery - The Humiliation

I am sick and tired of NGOs and Religious Organizations selling Haitian misery to raise money.

Doesn't that just get to you, watching our Haitian brothers and sisters getting stripped from their dignity by these foreign Non-Profit Organizations or religious organizations for a bag of rice or some second hand clothes or shoes?

Let make it clear that many of these organizations are providing tremendous services to the Haitian population. Some of them are providing services that the population desperately needs such as help in the medical field, agriculture, energy, business development, education, home, and technology and we are very thankful for that.

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