An Oblate serving in Haiti has updated us about the current political situation in the country. Let us be united in prayer with the people of Haiti and our Oblates working there.

Huge manifestations continue in Port-au-Prince and throughout the country of Haiti. Every day there are violent demonstrations, roadblocks, burning tires, rock and bottle throwing. Cars are set afire along with businesses, and, in some instances, the police run out of tear gas so they start using live ammunition.

Arguably, the country has not witnessed a situation of political unrest on this scale for a long time. Unless President Jovenel Moise loses the support of the police, we are at an impasse. The president refuses to leave, and the opposition says he has to go, as there is no dialogue or compromise possible. It is already a humanitarian crisis.

Please keep the Haitian people and us in your prayers.