Commentary: The divine mission of each nation

Jean H Charles LLB, MSW, JD, is a regular contributor to the opinion section of Caribbean News Now. He can be reached at

By Jean H Charles

I was perusing this week the weekly Tablet, the journal of the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn in New York, when I fell upon an article with picture showing Pope Francis eating with the poor in Rome on November 18, the day that has been dedicated by Vatican as the World Day of the Poor.

It strikes me as an unusual coincidence as to why that day November 18 was chosen. Indeed on this day some two hundred years ago, in Haiti, ragtag soldiers with captured firearms succeeded in overcoming some of the best soldiers of Napoleon Bonaparte in reversing the world order of the time that imposed slavery on black people transported…

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