martedì 19 ottobre 2021

Cries of Haitian people ‘cannot go unheeded,’ Vatican official says

(Junno Arocho Esteves, CNS)
The world can no longer ignore the suffering of the people of Haiti, an island that has been exploited and pillaged by wealthier nations for centuries, said Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life. In an op-ed written following his Oct. 17-19 visit to the Caribbean nation, Archbishop Paglia hoped that countries, including those in Europe, can “return to walk together with this people, abandoning the terrible role of colonizers and assuming the friendly role of fellow travelers.” “The cry for help of a nation cannot go unheeded, especially by Europe, which over the centuries has divided, plundered and finally abandoned this wonderful island,” he said. (...)