Cuban radio and television to broadcast programming for Easter

Cuban Catholic bishops pray for a solution to the dramatic situation of the people

HAVANA, April 3th Several local radio stations and the Educational Channel of Cuban television…

will feature a special programming for Easter with Catholic masses, radio addresses by bishops and audiovisuals on religious subjects, the magazine Palabra Nueva reported.

The radio addresses will continue for the duration of the social isolation measures taken by the Cuban government to control the COVID-19 pandemic, even after Easter, according to the publication belonging to the Havana Archdiocese.

The Conference of Catholic Bishops of Cuba announced that each bishop will make a 30-minute radio address in his diocese, on the morning of April 5 (Palm Sunday), April 9 (Maundy Thursday), April 10 (Good Friday) and April 12 (Easter Sunday), according to the source.

Meanwhile, television will broadcast the mass to be held in the Basilica of Our Lady of Charity, in El Cobre, Santiago de Cuba.

The television programming dedicated to these religious services includes the screening of the film Jesús de Nazaret, by Franco Zefirelli, on Sunday, April 5, at 9:00 p.m. on the Educational Channel.

This channel will broadcast the sermon of The Seven Words that will be given by Cardinal Juan de la Caridad García, Archbishop of Havana, and the Stations of the Cross ceremony presided over by Pope Francis.

Cuba reported 26 new positive cases of the coronavirus this Wednesday, while the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remained at six, according to the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP).

The total number of confirmed cases on the island until Wednesday amounted to 212 and more than 2,700 people remain hospitalized, while four others were discharged, which is why the number of recovered cases reached twelve.