WASHINGTON – Haitian Archbishop Joseph Serge Miot was known as a humble man who was close to the poor in the Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince.
Archbishop Miot, 63, was among tens of thousands of Haitians who died in the Jan 12 earthquake.
For years he served as president of the Haitian bishops’ justice and peace commission, and he often spoke of the need to help the citizens of the Western Hemisphere’s most-impoverished nation.
A victim cries as she awaits medical assistance in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jan 13. The Red Cross said one-third of Haiti’s population will require aid following the earthquake that struck Jan 12.