SAGINAW — The Catholic Diocese of Saginaw received word this afternoon from the Toledo-based office of the Very Rev. David Whalen, Provincial of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, that Fr. Thomas Moore, a priest of that same religious order who ministered in Saginaw for 20 years before following a call to work with the poor and seminarians in Haiti nearly two years ago, is alive without serious injury following Tuesday’s 7.0-magnitude earthquake that rocked the island nation and leveled its capital city of Port-au-Prince.
Father Whalen sent an e-mail message to members of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales this afternoon confirming their brother priests in Haiti, including Father Moore, had been seen and were alright. The message was sent by Whalen following a phone conversation he had with leaders of the Hands Together organization, who were on the ground in Haiti.
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