Haiti: Violence overshadows memorial Mass for Moise

Source: WRAL News

“A priest told mourners at a memorial service Thursday for slain President Jovenel Moise that too much blood is being shed in Haiti as authorities warned of more violence ahead of his funeral. The Rev. Jean-Gilles Sem spoke to dozens of people wearing white T-shirts emblazoned with Moise’s picture. ‘The killings and kidnappings should stop,’ he said, noting that poor communities are the most affected. ‘We’re tired.’ The Mass at the cathedral in the northern coastal city of Cap-Haitien was about half-full as officials warned other events planned for later in the day could be canceled amid concerns over violence.” (07/22/21)