martes, 3 de abril de 2012
Cuba Makes Upcoming Good Friday a Holiday
Honoring an appeal by Pope Benedict XVI, the Cuban Council of Ministers has decided to make this year's Good Friday a holiday, according to a communiqué published Saturday by Cuba’s daily newspaper “Granma”.
The official note states that during his meeting March 27 with President Raul Castro, the Supreme Pontiff requested that those involved in non indispensable activities be exempted from work on Good Friday in honor of Jesus Christ's passion and the commemoration of Christ's death.
Before leaving for Rome, the Cuban President confirmed that the government was happy to make this year's Good Friday a holiday in honor of His Holiness and the success of his recent visit to Cuba. However, the communiqué says that the Cuban Council of Ministers will decide later whether to make the holiday permanent.