|Cardinal, Bishop of Les Cayes|
|Church||Roman Catholic Church|
|Appointed||15 August 2011|
|Ordination||22 September 1991|
by Guire Poulard
|Consecration||6 June 2004|
by Hubert Constant
|Created cardinal||22 February 2014|
by Pope Francis
|Born||November 29, 1958|
La Vallée-de-Jacmel, Haiti
|Previous post(s)||Bishop of Fort-Liberté (2004-2011)|
|Motto||Servir Dieu et l'homme dans l'amour (Serve God and humanity in love)|
|Coat of arms|
Ordination history of
|Reference style||His Eminence|
|Spoken style||Your Eminence|
Chibly Langlois (French pronunciation: [lɑ̃glwa]; born 29 November 1958) is a Haitian cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He is bishop of Les Cayes since 15 August 2011, and president of Haiti’s Bishops’ Conference.
Pope Francis, on 22 February 2014, elevated Langlois to the College of Cardinals. Langlois is the first Haitian cardinal. He is the only one among the new cardinals at the February 2014 consistory who was not an archbishop.
Langlois was born in 1958 in La Vallée in southeast Haiti to a poor family. Langlois entered the Grand Séminaire Notre-Dame of Port-au-Prince in 1985, where he studied philosophy and theology. Years later, from 1994 to 1996, he studied at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome and obtained a licentiate in pastoral theology.
He was ordained as priest for the diocese of Jacmel on 22 September 1991.
On 8 April 2004 Langlois was appointed bishop of Fort-Liberté by Pope John Paul II. On 15 August 2011 he was appointed bishop of Les Cayes by Pope Benedict XVI.
When choosing to elevate Langlois to the College of Cardinals in 2014, Pope Francis bypassed many more senior Haitian bishops, including metropolitan archbishops Louis Kébreau and Guire Poulard. At the time, Poulard was Langlois's superior in the ecclesiastical province of Port-au-Prince.
On 22 February 2014, Pope Francis appointed Langlois Cardinal-Priest of San Giacomo in Augusta. This Roman church had never before been designated as the titular church of a Catholic cardinal. Cardinal Langlois took possession of his titular church on 7 June 2014.
On 22 May 2014, Pope Francis appointed Cardinal Langlois a member of both the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Pontifical Commission for Latin America, and Secretariat for Communications.