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Jean-Claude Duvalier, Michele Bennett, Pope John Paul 2

Jean-Claude Duvalier, Michele Bennett, Pope John Paul 2

Here is a picture of Jean-Claude Duvalier and Michele Bennett during the visit in Haiti of Pope John Paul 2. This was the visit where the Pope pronounced the famous message: "Il faout que les choses change"

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Pope John Paul II visited Haiti in 1983 and Polish contribution to the Slave rebellion

Pope John Paul II visited Haiti in 1983 and Polish contribution to the Slave rebellion

The visit of the Catholic leader has severl meanings. Pope John Paul II who visited Haiti in 1983, mentioned the Polish contribution to the Slave rebellion leading to Haiti's independence. Several Haitians with polish ancestry were selected by the Duvalier regime to attend the various ceremonies organized for the Pope visit.

You can see the Polish influence in several towns in Haiti, such as Casale, La Vallee de Jacmel, Fond des Blancs, La Baleine, Port Salut and St. Jean du Sud

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Jean-Claude Duvalier, Pope John Paul II, Michele Bennett

Jean-Claude Duvalier, Pope John Paul II, Michele Bennett

Here is a picture of Pope john Paul II during his visit in haiti. He was welcomed by the Haitian president Jean-Claude Duvalier and the Haitian First Lady Michele Bennett

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