Catholics followers believe in the almighty God who is the originator of their lives.
Voodoo followers believe in a creator god, Bondye, who is the originator of their lives
Catholic have various saints with specific roles and duties where followers warship them through adoration and reverence of sacred objects
The Voodoo Religion has various Lwa who are also referred to as Mystères who are intermediaries between God "Bondye" and human
Catholic followers belief that a Eucharist is transformed into the actual body and blood of Christ during Mass
Voodoo followers believe that spirits are transformed into living beings after occupying a person
To hide Voodoo practice from their European slave masters, the enslaved African people in Haiti syncretized the Loa with the Roman Catholic saints by frequently having images of Catholic figures displayed
Here is the new Bishop of the City of Fort-Liberte. On Saturday, October 25, 2014, Pope Francis (Francisco) appointed Mgr Alphonse Quesnel, as Bishop of Fort-Liberté
Pope Francis has elevated Mgr. Alphonse Quesnel to the level of Bishop of Fort-Liberté. He has been serving as Port-au-Prince's auxiliary bishop for the last two years.
Quesnel made his initial vows in 1972, then ordained in 1977 in Port-au-Prince. Later he studied in Paris, returning to Haiti where he became Provincial Superior of Monfortains seminary. He moved to Port-au-Paix diocese in 1997, then back to Port-au-Prince as parish priest at St. Louis King of France until his appointment as auxiliary bishop in 2012.
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Pap Francis a pen nome yon Bishop pou Vill Fort-Liberte. Et Byen Se Monsegner Mgr Alphonse Quesnelki vini Bishop vill sa. Pap Francis fe nominasyon sa Samdi passé.
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Here is a picture of the Haitian President Michel Martelly meeting Pope Francis in Vatican in February, 2014, The president was in Rome to participate in the elevation of Msr. Chibly Langlois to the rank of Cardinal.
Pope Francis made history by naming the first Haitian cardinal in history.
Pope Francis made the announcement on 22 February 2014 when he stated that he would elevate Langlois to the College of Cardinals.
When Langlois was selected to join the new cardinals at the February 2014 consistory, he was not even an archbishop.
As Haiti has been blessed with its first ever Cardinal in Cardinal Chibly, many may question just what this post denotes. Cardinals are, usually, ordained bishops and are described as princes of the church. They have the duty of making themselves available to the pope and to other individuals, as well as for meetings of the College of Cardinals. Mainly though, Cardinals play their most important role in electing the church's new pope once the old one has passed on.
The new Cardinal from Haiti, Bishop Chibly Langlois of Les Cayes is a 55 year old tireless man who was born in a poor family from La Valle in southeast Haiti. He never forgot his impoverished childhood and always has maintained a close contact with the most vulnerable, distressed ordinary people even in most difficult circumstances. His ascension as the Cardinal is regarded by many as the recognition of his great service to the destitute victims of earthquake and a mark of trust to someone who can lead the work of Vatican in a new direction. Bishop Chibly Langlois is the president of the Haitian bishops' conference, youngest among the 19 new cardinals who will be formally elevated in consistory on February 22nd and the only non-archbishop in the group.
Here is the Haitian cardinal, Monseigneur Langlois Chilby.
Monseigneur Langlois Chibly was born in the Valley of Jacmel
Monseigneur Langlois Chilby is expected to be on of the Cardinals who will advise Pope Francis. Some 16 of them will have the authority to elect the next Pope.
Here is a picture of Mgr COUSINEAU - Cap-Haitian
Cap-Haitien Cathedral Site of Historical Significance
Tourists who visit Cap-Haitien Cathedral experience a turn-of-the-century modern structure. Situated on the main plaza of the town, it is a beautifully preserved building.
Also on the church site is a statue of revolutionary slave leader, Mackandal, who led a rebellion to oust the French colonists. He was murdered 46 years before Haiti became a sovereign nation.
Cap-Haitien Cathedral, once known as the Cathedral of Notre Dame, is now referred to as the Cathedral of Our Lady.
Here is a picture of Petit Séminaire College St Martial before the 2010 Haiti Earthquake.
since January 12th, 2010, when Haiti was hit with an earthquake, Petit Séminaire College St Martial was destroyed. It is located and the school was established since 1865 by the Spiritans.
Petit Séminaire College St Martial started as a minor seminary, petit séminaire; however, since 1872 it has been providing education to the population where generations of Haitians have acquired quality education. From 1865 to the present more than 300 Spiritans missionaries (priests and brothers) have proudly worked and ministered at this school. It was providing: kindergarten, primary school and secondary school
Here is a picture of Haitian Bishop Francois-Wolff Ligonde.
He was the one who presided over the lavish wedding of former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier and and Michele Bennett. He was viewed by many political analysts as an ardent supporter of the Duvalier regime who was accused for many Human Right abuse.
It was reported that Francois-Wolff Ligonde was also the uncle of Michele Bennett.
François-Wolff Ligondé was born on January 17, 1928 in the city of Les cayes.