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Haiti – Religion : The Catholic Church mourns the death of Bishop Ducange Sylvain

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Haiti – Religion : The Catholic Church mourns the death of Bishop Ducange Sylvain

09/06/2021 09:30:08

Tuesday around 1:00 a.m. Bishop Ducange Sylvain (58 years old), died at Mirebalais University Hospital where he had been hospitalized for a week, following respiratory complications related to Covid-19.

In a statement the Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince writes “[…] The Catholic Church, the Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince in particular and the entire Salesian family in Haiti are in mourning. A deep sadness dwells in our hearts as we announce the regrettable news of the departure for the house of the Father of His Excellency Mgr. Ducange SYLVAIN, S.D.B. Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince since 2016, will have spent 6 years of pastoral service in our particular Church, during which he showed an apostolic zeal and a solicitude which testify to his love of God as a humble disciple and of his great humanity as a pastor

[…] Mgr. Ducange lived his days of hospitalization as a great trial to which all the faithful (clergy and laity) united in faith and in prayer. The Lord called him to Himself on June 8, 2021

[…] May the soul of our late brother, His Excellency Mgr. Ducange SYLVAIN, S.D.B. rest in Peace by the mercy of God !”

HL/ HaitiLibre