$3.3 MILLION FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE STRUCTURES OF THE CHURCH IN HAITI
(Haiti Libre) -
The Episcopal Conference of the United States of America (USCCB) has announced the delivery of aid to the Church in Latin America for a total value of $5 million. 121 projects of various pastoral and reconstruction works in 20 countries of the Latin American region will be financed, with a strong focus on Haiti. The main voice is in fact devoted to the reconstruction of the structures of the Church in Haiti, with $3.3 million. After the January 12, 2010 earthquake, which destroyed much of the country, the Church is committed to a meticulous process of reconstruction in accordance with the standards of safety and effective prevention.
According to our information, major projects include the construction of a multipurpose building at the Diocese of Jacmel, and the reinforcement of the structure of the Cathedral of Miragoâne (Diocese of Anse-à-Veau et Miragoâne). Mgr. Thomas Gerard Wenski, Archbishop of Miami, a member of the Advisory Group for Haiti of the USCCB, said about this project, that "the strengthening of the Cathedral are realized with the latest technology, not only to prevent deaths in a possible future earthquake, but also to help save the historic Cathedral."
The support for priestly and religious vocations is another point of emphasis for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: for the formation of the clergy, seminarians, men and women religious of which $650,000 were allocated.