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Canadian bishops: Allow election workers to worship on Good Friday

Catholic World News - April 07, 2011

The president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has asked the nation’s chief electoral officer to make accommodations for election workers on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. Advance polling for the May 2 general election will take place on Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Monday.

“Following a number of calls received from Catholics in various places across the country, I am writing to express the following concern on behalf of Elections Canada staff and volunteers who may be required to prepare or staff polling stations on Holy Thursday, Good Friday or Holy Saturday,” said Bishop Pierre Morissette, president of the bishops’ conference. “We would ask that Elections Canada ensure accommodations are readily provided for any staff or volunteers wishing to participate in prayer and worship on those days.”

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