Crime/Justice

Catholic nuns target of violence in Haiti | Miami Herald


Even before one of them put a shotgun to her throat screaming “Money, money!” Sister Marie de la Croix knew what the intruders wanted after being awakened by rocks raining down on the house next door.

The noise was soon followed by gunshots, and then the cries for help of Father Louis Marie.

The home invasion robbery last month in the isolated hillside community of Aux Cadets in the mountains above Port-au-Prince was the latest incident in a puzzling crime spree. In recent days, outraged and frustrated Roman Catholic Church clergy have taken to the airwaves to denounce what one prelate called “despicable, barbaric acts against human dignity,” while Catholic faithfuls have flocked to the streets in protest. via | Miami Herald.

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