AMERICA/HAITI – Haitian lay people called to rediscover their mission in society and the Church
Port au Prince – – 180 Catholic lay faithful from all the dioceses of Haiti took part in the National Congress of Laity held in Port au Prince from 31 October to 3 November. The meeting, promoted by the Church of Haiti in collaboration with the Social School of CELAM, tried to outline the mission of lay baptized in the Church and in society, called to animate temporal realities in the light of the Church’s social doctrine. The Congress’s work highlighted the urgency of deepening the knowledge of the Church’s social doctrine among the laity.
The Congress was presided by Francisco Niño, Colombian Priest and vice secretary of CELAM’s General Secretariat.
Haiti, the poorest Country in America, is trying to regain social stability. The Church supports the Haitian people and its admirable and moving desire to start again.