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LANGLOIS Card.  Chibly


LANGLOIS Card.  Chibly

Cardinal Chibly Langlois, Bishop of Les Cayes (Haiti), was born on 29 November 1958 in La Vallée in the diocese of Jacmel. He completed his primary studies at the Christian Brothers School in La Vallée, and his secondary education at the "Petit Séminaire Collège Saint-Martial" in Port-au-Prince. In 1985, he entered the "Grand Séminaire Notre-Dame" in Port-au-Prince where he took courses in philosophy and theology, obtaining a B.A in theology.

He was ordained a priest on 22 September 1991.

From 1994 to 1996, he studied at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome, where he obtained his licentiate in pastoral theology with the dissertation: "La nouvelle évangélisation, oeuvre d’inculturation en Haïti".

Following ordination he served as vicar of the Cathedral of Jacmel (1991-1994), and director of the pastoral catechetic diocesan services (1993-1994). Since 1996, he has held the role of director of the diocesan centre for pastoral and catechetic formation. Since 1999, he has served as priest of the parish-shrine of Mary Immaculate, in the locality of "des Orangers" in Jacmel, and professor of pastoral theology at the "Grand Séminaire Notre- Dame" of Port-au-Prince. Since 2000, he has also held the role of professor at the diocesan institute for education and human promotion in Jacmel.

Appointed bishop of Fort-Liberté on 8 April 2004 he was ordained the following 6 June. When his homeland was struck by an earthquake in 2010, he became a leader in the rebuilding efforts and in providing spiritual support.

On 15 August 2011, he was appointed as bishop of Les Cayes by the Holy Father Benedict XVI.

Since December 2011, he has served as president of the Episcopal Conference of Haiti.

He participated in the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops (October 2014) on The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization.

Created and proclaimed Cardinal by Pope Francis in the consistory of 22 February 2014, of the Title of San Giacomo in Augusta (St. Jerome in Augusta).

Member of:

  • Pontifical Commission for Latin America;
  • Secretariat for Communication.