On Sunday, December 9, 2018, at the Saint-François de Sales Hospital, the Archbishop Emeritus of Port-au-Prince, Monseigneur Guire Poulard, died at the age of 76 years. According to the information, Mgr. Guire Poulard had been suffering from pancreatic cancer for about two (2) years. Mgr. Guire Poulard was ordained a priest on June 25, 1972 for the archdiocese of Port-au-Prince. On February 25, 1988, Pope John Paul II appointed him bishop of Jacmel. It was consecrated on May 15 following by Mgr. Paolo Romeo, then Apostolic Nuncio to Haiti. On March 9, 2009, he was transferred to the episcopal headquarters of Les Cayes. He is named Archbishop of Port-au-Prince on January 12, 2011, anniversary of the earthquake that ravaged the Haitian capital and killed his predecessor, Mgr. Joseph Miot. He remains in office until October 7, 2017, when Pope Francis accepts his resignation for an age limit.
For his part, the Prime Minister, Jean Henry Céant, learned with deep sadness the news of the death of the Archbishop Emeritus of Port-au-Prince, Mgr. Guire Poulard. “He was, all his life, a Christian committed to the poorest, to the Rule of Law, a humanist and a defender of the Church. Mgr. Guire Poulard was an exemplary servant of God, distinguished by his conviction, his action and his word in favor of the Church and his country, Haiti. On behalf of the government, Prime Minister Jean Henry Céant extends his sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of this great servant of God, to the faithful of the Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince and to the Catholic Church “, said Céant