Haiti’s salvation may lie in the path the U.S. has most resisted — supporting Haitian civil society in charting a course out of chaos.
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The hostages range in age from 8 months to 48 years. Of the 17 hostages, all but one are American citizens; the other is Canadian.
The missionaries were based in the town of Titanyen, and were returning from building an orphanage in Fond Parisien at the time of their kidnapping.
A top Holy See diplomat on Friday warned of “unbearable” security problems in the country.
“Yes, I was a victim during the earthquake, and I can tell you that to see something falling all around you is something quite breathtaking. And to escape … is another miracle,” Cardinal Langlois said.
Father Louis Merosne, a Haitian Catholic priest who runs the nonprofit Mission to the Beloved, speaks to the Register about the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti.
Haitian police said that four of the suspected gunmen were killed and two others arrested late on July 7, but some remain at large.
President Moïse was shot dead and his wife injured when gunmen opened fire on their private residence on July 7 in the capital, Port-au-Prince.