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30 religious communities suffered losses in Haiti’s earthquake

CWN - February 02, 2010

The Haitian Conference of Religious has drafted a report on the losses suffered by religious communities during the January 12 earthquake. The Little Sisters of St. Teresa sustained the greatest losses: four sisters, seven teachers, and 60 students were killed, and five houses and two schools associated with the community were destroyed.

The nation of 8.8 million is 80% Catholic; according to recent Vatican statistics, the Church in Haiti has 306 religious priests, 332 religious brothers, and 1,851 sisters.

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