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After deacon’s killing, Haitian pastors group calls for end to violence

The Haitian Pastors Conference (COPAH) called on Haitian authorities to end gang violence across the country following the killing of a deacon last week, local daily Le Nouvelliste reported.

On Sept. 26, Deacon Sylner Lafaille was killed during a church service. Lafaille’s wife, Marthe Etienne, was also kidnapped during the incident.

COPAH said it is alarmed by the increase in violence and kidnappings around the country.  Read more

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Onz Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and ESNY before joining The Haitian Times. Onz is also a Report for America corps member.

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