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Haitian Cardinal injured after earthquake destroys his residence. Dr. Fonie Pierre, CRS/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0)

Cardinal Injured, Catholic Priest Dead Following Saturday Earthquake in Haiti

Cardinal Chibly Langlois, Bishop of Les Cayes and president of Haiti’s Bishops’ Conference, has been injured, while a Catholic priest died early in the morning of Aug. 14 after an 7.2 intensity earthquake shook Haiti.

Pope Francis greets pilgrims from the window overlooking St. Peter's Square on July 25, 2021. Vatican Media/CNA

Pope Francis Urges Solidarity with Haiti Following Devastating Earthquake

“In recent hours a strong earthquake has occurred in Haiti, causing numerous deaths, injuries and extensive material damage. I wish to express my closeness to those dear people who have been hard hit by the earthquake,” Pope Francis said.