Throngs of mourners turned out for a funeral Mass on Saturday for the archbishop of Port-au-Prince, whose body was pulled from ruins near the national cathedral after the massive earthquake in Haiti.
When the service ended, the body of 63-year-old Monsignor Joseph Serge Miot was taken to Lilavois Cemetery for burial.
“He was a good man,” Preval told CNN.
During the funeral, mourners, most of them clergy, lined up to pay their respects to the archbishop, who was laid in an open white casket. There were injuries to his face.
Friends called Miot, who became archbishop in the capital in March 2008, a humble man who was well-liked.
The roof of the historic Roman Catholic cathedral caved in during the earthquake, leaving the interior and entrance full of rubble and shattering the stained-glass windows.
The archdiocese’s offices and Miot’s residence were destroyed in the earthquake, and a Mexican rescue crew found Miot dead in the ruins two days later.
Joseph Serge Miot was born on November 23rd, 1946 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Serge_Miot
11 + 23 +2+0+0+9 = 45 = his personal year (from November 23rd, 2009 to November 22nd, 2010)
45 year + 12 (December) = 57 = his personal month (from December 23rd, 2009 to January 22nd, 2010) = Consoling. Solace. Tender hearted. Heartthrob. Heartbeat. Condolences. Heartbreaker. Heartache. Tearjerker. Tears. Tear drops. Crying. Weeping. Loneliness. Sadness. Broken hearted.