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Cape Verde Declares April 8 Public Holiday For Pope's Death

Source: Jeune Afrique (Praia)
Posted on Wednesday, April 6, 2005

The government of Cape Verde has declared a 3-day period of mourning to commemorate the death of Pope John Paul II. In addition, Friday, April 8, 2005, will be a public holiday throughout Cape Verde.

Cape Verde follows the steps of Poland which also declared a public holiday on April 8 on the occasion of Pope John Paul II's passing away (2005-04-05).

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