The death and devastation caused by the earthquake in Haiti has saddened the world. The Vatican has confirmed that the Archbishop of Port-au-Prince, the Most Reverend Joseph Serge Miot, was killed in the offices of the archdiocese when the earthquake struck. That building, along with the cathedral, archbishop’s residence and the seminary in Port-au-Prince were all reduced to rubble.
I ask the Catholic faithful in the Diocese of Dallas to join me in praying for all those who lost their lives, the injured and their families. Let us pray that the world responds quickly with aide to this poor, ravaged country. A special collection will be taken up in Catholic churches around the country the weekend of January 17 and I ask all of our parishes to participate so that the Diocese of Dallas may support our Haitian brothers and sisters during this overwhelming tragedy. To donate online please click here, scroll down to One-Time Payment and in the box marked “Other” specify Haitian Earthquake Relief.
May God bring comfort and courage to the people of Haiti in this, their time of tremendous need.