Haitian kidnappers have delivered three of the religious persons who they snatched almost fourteen days prior, a representative for the Conference of Bishops of Haiti has said.
Father Loudger Mazile, said that Sister Anne-Marie Dortellus, Father Hugues Baptiste and Lovely Joseph were delivered however that the two French nationals, Father Michel Briand, 67, and 80-year-old Sister Agnès Bordeau just as two four Haitian nationals, including two ministers are as yet being held prisoner.
It isn’t known whether a payment was paid for the arrival of the three prisoners. The hijackers had at first requested a 1,000,000 US dollar payment to deliver the entirety of the prisoners.
“This is too much. The time has come for these inhuman acts to stop,” Monsignor Pierre-André Dumas, Bishop of Miragoâne said following the abduction, adding “the Church prays and stands in solidarity with all the victims of this odious act”.
Prior, the Episcopal Conference of Haiti (CEH) and the Haitian Conference of Religious (CHR) said Friday they will proceed with the conclusion of every one of its schools, presbyters and different offices until each one of those snatched has been delivered.
In a concise proclamation, the CEH and the CHR affirmed that the entirety of its offices, including schools, presbyters, gatherers, colleges and different establishments, with the exception of medical clinics and wellbeing focuses, had been shut from Wednesday for three days “to request the arrival of the five clerics and two nuns hijacked”.
Reports said that individuals from the group of hoodlums “400 mawozo” stole the seven including two nuns, while they were going to the installation service of a minister at the immaculate church of Galette Chambon (Ganthier) on April 11.
“On behalf of the Government of the Republic, the Ministry of Worship vehemently condemns the kidnapping followed by the sequestration, on Sunday, April 11, 2021, of seven religious from the Religious Community of Saint Jacques, accompanied by members of their families.
“The Government, which deplores this new unspeakable action of deviant elements of society, has been actively working on the file since yesterday,” the Ministry of Worship said in the statement.