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Posted at 1:15 PM ET, 01/15/2010

Missing D.C. priest found alive in Haiti

By Washington Post editors

A Washington priest who was in Haiti and hadn’t been heard from since a 7.0 earthquake struck the country is alive, the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington said today.

No additional details were available about whether the Rev. Arsene Jasmin had been injured or where he was found, but the news came as a relief to many in the local Haitian community. Jasmin, who is Haitian, is head of outreach to the Haitian community in Washington and was based at Sacred Heart Church in Mount Pleasant.

Here is more about Jasmin and his role leading the Catholic Haitian community in the region.

-- Michelle Boorstein

By Washington Post editors  | January 15, 2010; 1:15 PM ET
 
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So he will tell the pilot that he is badly injured and needs a first class seat (one way only please) back to DC.

Posted by: ridagana | January 15, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Why can't you be happy that there was some good news among all the horror in Haiti? It's people like you that make the world view America so negatively. Focus on the posative and keeping hoping that more people, NO MATTER WHO THEY ARE, are found alive.

Posted by: kh5278a | January 15, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Wow, kenk3, how do you look at yourself in the mirror?

Molestation jokes are tasteless in general, but in the face of the overwhelming Haitian tragedy, all I can say is "grow up."

Posted by: JoeSchmoe06 | January 15, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

JoeSchmoe06 wrote:

Wow, kenk3, how do you look at yourself in the mirror?

Molestation jokes are tasteless in general, but in the face of the overwhelming Haitian tragedy, all I can say is "grow up."

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There is no reason why a person of the clergy should be automatically respected.

If anything, they should be ridiculed for claiming to be an intermediary between the people and a god (like a omnipotent god needs a middleman).

Posted by: kenk3 | January 15, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Kenk3:

I'm not arguing that clergy should be automatically respected. I'm simply saying that they're not all child molesters and shouldn't be smeared as such.

And, there's no need to ridicule someone else's belief system. I'm not going to ridicule you for your apparent belief that you can commune directly with God.

If you want to have a theological discussion about the catholic priesthood, I'm sure there are places for that instead of trolling on a disaster-related article.

Posted by: JoeSchmoe06 | January 15, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

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