Haiti-Vatican: Pope Francis named bishop Chibly Langlois as first Haitian cardinal

According to a report by HPN, Pope Francis named Sunday the first 16 cardinals of his Ponticat.

Among the graduates, five Latin Americans that includes, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Nicaragua and and Haiti’s Bishop Chilby Langlois (56), the network reported.

These new cardinals are part of the electoral college that will elect a new Pope when conclave. There are also four Italians in the college, two Europeans (1 German and 1 Columbian), a North American (Canada), two Africans and two Asians. Bishop Chibly Langlois was elected to the archbishopric of Les Cayes in August 2011. 2004, John Paul II appointed him Bishop of Fort-Liberté. Ordained in 1991, since 2004 he was bishop of Fort-Liberté. He is a specialist of the “new evangelization.” In 1999 he was assigned to the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception “Des Orangers” in Jacmel and was appointed professor of pastoral theology at the seminary Notre Dame Turgeau. In 1996 he became a director of pastoral formation and diocesan catechetical Jacmel. He resumed his studies in Rome at the Lateran, from 1994 to 1996 and obtained a pastoral theology license with a dissertation on the theme: “The new evangelization, inculturation work in Haiti. “From 1991 to 1994, he was vicar of the Cathedral and Jacmel, from 1993-1944 also director of diocesan pastoral catechesis service. Mgr Langlois was born in 1958 in the Valley in the Diocese of Jacmel. He entered the seminary of Our Lady of Port-au-Prince in 1985, and there was educated in philosophy and theology.

Haitian Press Network/AP