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Notes for Haiti’s first concordat (1860)

1. However, now the Haitian Catholic Church is trying to rewrite history and is claiming that “the Holy See was the first state to recognize Haiti’s independence”:

“Haiti - Politic : Martelly, harmonization of relations between Church and State”, Haiti Libre, 02 May 2011.

2. J. N. Léger, Haiti: Her History and Her Detractors, 1907, Part I: Chapter XV, p. 206.

3. “Prefect Apostolic”, Catholic Encyclopedia, vol. 12, 1911.

4. “Haiti”, Catholic Encyclopedia, vol. 7, 1910.

5. Richard A. Haggerty, ed. Haiti: A Country Study. Library of Congress, 1989, “Haiti: Society: Roman Catholicism”.

6. Jean Price-Mars, La République d’Haïti et la République dominicaine, Port-au-Prince, 1953, Vol. 2, p. 248.

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