Father Lombardi on Good Friday in Cuba

2012-04-01 Vatican Radio

Statement by the Director of the Holy See Press office, Father Federico .Lombardi SJ, about the decision by the Cuban authorities to declare Good Friday a holiday.
The fact that the Cuban authorities have promptly accepted the Holy Father's request to President Raul Castro, declaring a holiday next Friday, is certainly a very positive sign. The Holy See hopes that this will promote participation in religious celebrations and happy Easter holidays, and that even after the visit of the Holy Father continue to bear the desired fruits for the good of the Church and of all Cubans.