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Louis Eugene Roy, Haitian President

Louis Eugene Roy, Haitian President

Here is a picture of Louis Eugène Roy, Haitian President during the "Tedeum".

Louis Eugene Roy, Haiti's 29th president, came to office as a provisional president, whose main purpose was to prepare the nation to hold elections for the new National Assembly. He was appointed by American High Commissioner to Haiti, General Russell, succeeding Louis Borno, who had resigned from office.

Roy was picked to serve U.S. interests as Borno had done before him. But Borno only cooperated with the U.S. as long as the U.S. helped Haiti improve its economy. So it was with careful consideration of Roy's character he was chosen to more perfectly serve the U.S. In his time as president (May 15, 1930 ' November 18, 1930) Roy made improvements in government's infrastructure in organizing for the next elections, and for this reason he has been considered one of Haiti's best leaders.

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Inauguration of the transitional Cathedral of Port-au-Prince

Inauguration of the transitional Cathedral of Port-au-Prince

On Saturday, November 22, 2014, a transitional Cathedral was inaugurated in port-au-Prince. Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, Port-au-Prince

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption is also known as the Port-au-Prince Cathedral, it was constructed between 1884 and 1914 and became the church оf the Roman Catholic Archdiocese оf Port-au-Prince on 13 December 1928. The church was almost destroyed in the 2010 earthquake. Prior to its destruction, the cupola of the north tower used to serve as the front lighthouse for guiding mariners into the harbor of Port-au-Prince. Monseigneur Guyre Poulard, the Archbishop of Port-au-Prince launched an international designers competition in the fall of 2012 to rebuild the cathedral. After scrutinizing a total of 134 designs, 30 finalists were shortlisted and the winner was selected in February 2013. The winning designer to rebuild the church was Segundo Cardona, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA). The main requirements for rebuilding designs included: (a) Preserving the remains of dilapidated structure; (b) Plan should be suitable for the rituals of the church; (c) Creating civic space for non-religious purpose; (d) Creating a space for remembrance of the 2010 earthquake tragedy.

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New Cathedral of Port-au-Prince

New Cathedral of Port-au-Prince

This is an areal view of the new design of Cathedral of Port-au-Prince.
The winner of the competition is Segundo Cordona, a Puerto Rican. According to the plan, the Cathedral will be able to handle
about 1200 people

This picture was provided by Miami Herald Miami Herald.

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New Cathedral in Port-au-Prince

New Cathedral in Port-au-Prince

Here is the new design of new Cathedral in Port-au-Prince that was approved in December, 2012

The new cathedral in Port-au-Prince plan was submitted by Puerto Rican architect Segundo Cardona and team and approved by a panel of six professionals at the University of Miami School of Architecture.

As you mat remember, the church was devastated by the earthquake of Jan. 12, 2010,

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Cathedral Of Port-au-Prince

Cathedral Of Port-au-Prince

This picture is the Cathedral of Port-au-Prince. Archbishop Joseph Serge Miot and Vicar General Charles Benoit were killed in Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption

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Cathedral Of Port-au-Prince

Cathedral Of Port-au-Prince

This picture is the Cathedral of Port-au-Prince. Built between 1884 and 1914, it was dedicated on December 13, 1928. Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption

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Cathedral Of Port-au-Prince

Cathedral Of Port-au-Prince

This picture is the Cathedral of Port-au-Prince. The roof and the towers flanking the main entrance collapsed in the 12 January 2010 earthquake. Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption

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