Cuba’s government offers state workers paid time off to see Pope Benedict XVI during visit

News from Cuba | Friday, 16 March 2012

from the Washington Post

Cuba’s government is making it easier for citizens to see Pope Benedict XVI during his visit this month.

The government Labor Ministry says state workers in Havana and Santiago will get paid time off to attend papal events during the pope’s March 26-28 trip to the Caribbean island. The pope will come to Cuba after visiting Mexico.

Meanwhile, the Communist Party newspaper Granma says Saturday that the capital’s main airport terminal will be reserved for the papal trip. All other flights will be shifted to other terminals.

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