Haiti – Politic : Religious kidnapped by «deviant elements of society»
Following the kidnapping on Sunday of 5 priests and 2 nuns, in the commune of Croix-des-Bouquets https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-33459-haiti-insecurity-the-church-victim-of-kidnapping.html , by, according to the available information of the men of the gang “400 mawozo” while they were going to the installation ceremony of a priest at the immaculate church of Galette Chambon (Ganthier), the Government reacted by vehemently condemning this act, attributing these actions to “deviant elements of society”.
“On behalf of the Government of the Republic, the Ministry of Worship vehemently condemns the kidnapping followed by the sequestration, on Sunday April 11, 2021, of seven religious from the Religious Community of Saint Jacques, accompanied by members of their families .
The Government, which deplores this new unspeakable action of deviant elements of society, has been actively working on the file since yesterday [Sunday] with a view to obtaining the immediate release, safe and sound, of the religious and their parents.
The Ministry of Worship shares the excitement of the Apostolic Nunciature, the Episcopal Conference of Haiti, the Catholic Clergy and the parents of the victims, while calling them for calm and serenity and inviting them to collaborate frankly with the competent authorities. in order to facilitate the return of sequestered persons to their communities and their families.
Aware of its responsibility towards the Nation, the Government wants to reassure the population of its daily efforts to restore peace in the City, guarantee the free movement of citizens, promote and maintain a climate of peace favorable to progress and social development. and sustainable economy of the country.”
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