On January 1, 2019, Haiti celebrated the 215th anniversary of independence. On this occasion, the traditional “Te Deum” was celebrated in the Cathedral of Gonaïves, the capital of the Artibonite department, in the north of the country. The Bishop of Gonaïves, Msgr. Yves-Marie Péan expressed the desire for peace, health, and prosperity of the population, and “implored God’s blessing on the nation”.
In remarks reported January 3, 2019, by Fides News Agency, the Bishop underlined the concurrence of the first day of the new year with the World Day of Peace. He also recalled that January 1 is the day of the

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