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Priest killed by criminal gang in Haiti

On Monday, the 6th of September, in Cap Haitien, in the north of the country, Father André Sylvestre, a 70-year-old priest, was attacked while leaving a bank. Wounded by a group of criminals, he died in the operating room.


 Father Sylvestre was highly regarded in his parish of Our Lady of Mercy in Robillard, he also ran an orphanage and cared for the homeless. The tragic event was confirmed by the diocese, as Fides learns from local sources. On September 6, the gangs blocked several streets in the Haitian city. 

This resurgence of violence, which unfortunately never stopped in Haiti, according to the local press, is due to the murder of Manino alias Gwo Woch, number 2 of the Krache Dife gang, by the police. Thus, in recent days the demonstrations of force by the gangs have relentlessly resumed.

According to the police, this gang has already killed 5 police officers and Gwo Woch is believed to be the perpetrator of murders, rapes, robberies and fires.


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