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Haitian seminary to reopen in tents

Catholic World News - March 31, 2010

The apostolic nuncio to Haiti has announced that the nation’s sole major seminary will reopen on April 6.

“Nine large tents (20 x 32 feet) will be used for classrooms, and 21 will be used as dormitories,” said Archbishop Bernard Auza. “The tents are waterproof and can withstand winds of 240 kilometers per hour.”

Six of the nation’s 159 theology seminarians and eight of the nation’s 98 philosophy seminarians perished in the earthquake.

“Those who were trapped under the rubble were able to come out, most of them on their own,” said Archbishop Auza. “The rector was in his office on the ground floor of one of the buildings. The office is now underground, but the rector emerged unharmed without being able to explain how and where he got out. He says he was guided by Our Lady.”

The collection at Pope Benedict’s Holy Thursday Mass at the Lateran Basilica will benefit the seminary.

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