Haiti's new cardinal celebrates first Mass

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 9, 2014 at 5:42 p.m.



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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's new Roman Catholic cardinal has celebrated his first Mass, telling an audience of several thousand people there is a need to show compassion for others.

Cardinal Chibly Langlois reminded Sunday's crowd at a soccer stadium in downtown Port-au-Prince that many would go hungry or wouldn't be able to survive were it not for the kindness of others.

Pope Francis named the 55-year-old bishop from southern Haiti and 18 others in January as his first batch of cardinals. Many of them hail from the developing world, underlining the pope's desire to show the church is eager to serve the poor.

Langlois is Haiti's first cardinal. In his new role, he has led negotiations among political parties to figure out how to hold legislative and local elections that are overdue.

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