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Haiti near complete security breakdown, archbishop says

March 11, 2024

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CWN Editor's Note: “There is a real danger of civil war” in Haiti, Archbishop Max Leroy M├ęsidor of Port-au-Prince.

The archbishop—who is president of the nation’s episcopal conference—told Aid to the Church in Need that the country is suffering from a complete breakdown in security. “The armed gangs act like an organized army,” he said, and police “cannot keep up with them.”

He said that no part of the country is currently safe, and as a result the work of the Church has been severely compromised.

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