The funeral of Catholic priest shot dead in Haiti will take place Saturday

Posted by AlterPresse on Friday, December 29, 2017 Under: Crimes
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The funeral of the Reverend Father (Roman Catholic) Joseph Simoly, shot and killed on Thursday, December 21, 2017, in Pétionville (eastern suburbs), at the age of 54, will be sung on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the Cathedral of Port- au-Prince, informs the Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince to the press, including the online agency AlterPresse.

The exhibition of the remains will be held from 6:30 am (11:30 am) at the Archbishop's Chapel in Port-au-Prince.

The burial will take place on the same day at the Hinche Cathedral (capital of the Central Plateau Department, northeast of the capital).

On Friday, December 29, 2017, a prayer vigil will be held at the Sacred Heart Parish in Turgeau, where the late Simoly was ministering.

Known for his oratory, Simoly, was one of the celebrants of the novena of the Immaculate Conception, conducted in Port-au-Prince from November 30 to December 8, 2017.

While condemning the assassination of Father Simoly, the Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince asks the justice to do everything possible, to apprehend the perpetrators of villainous crimes, so that they answer for their crimes.


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"The dignity of a nation depends on its ability to deliver justice to the victims and to punish, with the greatest rigor, those who undermine the proper functioning of the social body."

The Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince hopes that "the light of justice will illuminate the darkness of impunity, so that peace and serenity may dwell in the hearts of all".

The Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince takes the opportunity to present its sympathies to the family and to all those who are saddened by the unexpected departure on Thursday, December 21, 2017, of the Reverend Father (Roman Catholic) Joseph Simoly ..

An investigation is underway, at the level of the National Police of Haiti (PNH), especially at the Central Directorate of the Judicial Police (DCPJ), on this issue, said Gary Desrosiers, deputy spokesman of the police institution , attached to the phone by AlterPresse.

The National Network for the Defense of Human Rights (RNDDH) also demands the arrest of those guilty of the murder of the Roman Catholic priest.

The right to life is sacred. We must fight to end with impunity, so that institutions can be able to perform their work and avoid crimes, recommends the Rnddh.

The death of Joseph Simoly is a blow to the Roman Catholic Church and priests in particular. Joseph Simoly dedicated his whole life to the service of the Haitian population, for his part, the priest (Roman Catholic) Yves Edmond.

Edmond asks the PNH to better ensure the safety of citizens in general.

In the course of 2017, more than 418 people died, of whom 330 were screened by bullets, among them 15 agents of the PNH, in the metropolitan area of ​​Port-au-Prince, according to a report from the Episcopal Commission (Catholic Roman) justice and peace (Ce-Jilap).

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