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Canadian priest killed in snatch and grab shooting in Haiti

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PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - A Canadian missionary was shot to death on Thursday as he left a bank in Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, according to local media reports.

The priest, Richard Joyal of Manitoba, was shot three times in the back by a man on a motorcycle who snatched a bag the priest was carrying, the reports said.

Joyal had previously worked in the Philippines and Ivory Coast, according to a source familiar his activities in Haiti.

The Canadian government recently issued a travel advisory for its citizens visiting the Caribbean nation, warning them to "exercise a high degree of caution due to high crime rates in various parts of the country and ongoing political tensions."

(Reporting by Susana Ferreira, Writing by David Adams; Editing by Peter Galloway)

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