‘Poor Haiti, one thing after another’

Police and firefighters wrap up the bodies of people who were killed after a fuel truck exploded in ...
17 December 2021

At the end of his General Audience, Pope Francis made an appeal to pray for the victims of a fuel tanker explosion in northern Haiti, which killed at least 60 people and injured dozens of others.

In the past few hours there has been a devastating explosion in Cap-Haïitien, northern Haiti, in which many people, including many children, have lost their lives. Poor Haiti, one thing after another; they are a people who suffer. Let us pray, let us pray for Haiti, they are good people, religious people, but they are suffering so much. I am close to the inhabitants of that city and the families of the victims, as well as the injured. I invite you to join me in praying for these brothers and sisters of ours, who are so sorely tried.

For the Pope’s General Audience read page 2