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Haiti Religions 1500
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For many years Roman Catholicism was the official religion of Haiti. Its official status was repealed with the enactment of the 1987 constitution; however, neither the government nor the Vatican has renounced the 1860 Concordat that serves as a basis for relations between the two. In many ways Roman Catholicism retains a position of honor, but Haitians are guaranteed the freedom to practice all religions by the constitution. According to 1998 estimates, Roman Catholics represent about 80% of the population. Most of the remainder belong to various Protestant denominations, the largest being the Baptist (10%) and Pentecostal (4%) churches. Other significant denominations include Methodists, Episcopalians, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, Adventists, and Orthodox. Other religious groups include Jews, Muslims, Rastafarians, and Baha'is. Voodoo, a traditional religion partially derived from West African beliefs, is still widely practiced, often in tandem with Christianity. Voodoo became an officially recognized church in 2001 with the establishment of the Eglise Voudou d'Ayiti (the Voodoo Church of Haiti) and has had a growing attendance since then.

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waldlie casimir
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Mar 18, 2009 @ 10:10 am
I am a fellow haitian we are invole with christianity
nadjeda
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Jan 20, 2010 @ 4:16 pm
we all could agree life is made up of good and bad, there is a big percentage of people that does practice voodoo, but also alot of people is catholic,we good voodo and bad, there's just alot of greedy people out there, when they talk about haiti practice voodo and thats part of our culture, i dont understand it when voodoo didnt originally come from haiti, the first person to practice voodoo in hati was a jamaican slave man name bookman in the 1800's, voodoo is being practice all over the world they just focus on hait, yes it is something that we use not me or my family we're catholics and we dont believe in stuff like that we know it exist but its not part of my culture, a lot of american goes to haiti to find out some stuff themselves as others in othe nation practice it it just not notice, voodoo , wish craft, witch, all the above been here before our time or our fore father's time, how do you think moses was tested on what he was told to do, someone always had a way of showing what he was practicing wasn't god work, but wish craft because they we're able to do what he did, thats what life is about the good and the bad
JR
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Jan 20, 2010 @ 11:23 pm
ALEX, read John 9:1-3 to answer your question. If all catastrophe was the result of sin, the world would have been wiped out long ago.

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