Short photo essay from Haiti

As Michael Sean Winters reported last week, the U.S. bishops' conference sub-committee on the church in Latin America established a special advisory committee to assess the on-going relief work in Haiti following the Jan. 12 earthquake.

As part of the effort, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of San Antonio is leading a group representing the conference to Haiti Monday through Wednesday. Here are some photos from that trip.

Cardinal O'Malley among U.S. prelates meeting with Haitian president in Port-au-Prince
Haiti's President Rene Preval presents a gift to Boston Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley during a private meeting at the nuncio's residence in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, March 1. Cardinal O'Malley, San Antonio Archbishop Jose H. Gomez (pictured below) and Brooklyn Auxiliary Bishop Guy Sansaricq were in Haiti seven weeks following the devastating earthquake to assess the condition of the local church and how U.S. Catholics can continue to assist with emergency and long-term needs. (CNS photo/George M. Martell, The Catholic Foundation)

Man brushes teeth in shell of building in Port-au-Prince
A man brushes his teeth in a shell of a building in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, March 1, seven weeks after the massive earthquake left more than 200,000 dead and the capital in ruins. Three U.S. prelates, including Boston Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley, were in Ha iti to assess the condition of the local church and how U.S. Catholics can continue to assist with emergency and long-term needs. (CNS photo/George M. Martell, The Catholic Foundation)

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Medical team member checks patient at Catholic hosptial in Port-au-Prince
A patient is checked by medical team member at St. Francis de Sales Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, March 1, seven weeks after the massive earthquake left more than 200,000 dead and the capital in ruins. Three U.S. prelates, including Boston Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley, were in Haiti to assess the condition of the local church and how U.S. Catholics can continue to assist with emergency and long-term needs. (CNS photo/George M. Martell, The Catholic Foundation)

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