The Heart of Haiti: Cardinal O'Malley tours the damage

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March 4, 2010, 8:23 pm
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(NECN) - NECN's RD Sahl recently traveled to the earthquake zone with Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley, and provides a close look at the efforts to get life back on track.

O'Malley visited a tent city in Petionville, with about 40,000 residents in it. Catholic Relief Services is there, feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless and looking for long term answers.
U.S. aid is very visible. The 82nd airborne provides security, helps with infrastructure, and it's appreciated.  

O'Malley stopped to pray at the grave site of archbishop Miot, who was killed in the collapse of a cathedral complex. At the cathedral, the damage is breathtaking. A huge building reduced to ruins. The archbishop fell from the balcony of a fourth floor window to his death.

O'Malley also stopped at a hospital largely destroyed by the earthquake. That hospital is still in business, set up again in tents provided by aid agencies.

Tags: Haiti, earthquake, Sean O'Malley
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