Cardinal Chibly Langlois, 63, bishop of Cayes in Haiti, was the victim of a serious traffic accident on June 8, 2022 on a national road in the Caribbean country. According to the local press, he suffered several fractures, but his life is not in danger. This accident comes almost 10 months after the earthquake of August 14, 2021, which had particularly affected his diocese and during which he himself was injured.
A tweet from local media Radio Télé Métronome said that the Cardinal’s health was stable, but that he suffered fractures “in his arms and kidneys, according to the Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince” and that his driver was also injured.
The Haitian Cardinal had already been injured in the 2021 earthquake, which caused the collapse of the bishops’ house where he resided. Three of his residents died in the earthquake. In total, more than 2,240 deaths were recorded after this disaster that had awakened the memory of the earthquake of January 12, 2010. That earthquake devastated the capital and killed nearly 230,000 people, including the Archbishop of Port-au-Prince at the time, Mgsr Serge Miot, who died in the collapse of his residence. -Aleteia