Good Friday is religious observance in the Catholic community throughout the world, on the Friday before Easter Sunday. On this day, Christians commemorate the passion, or suffering, and death on the cross of the Lord, Jesus Christ.
Many Christians spend this day in fasting, prayer, repentance, and meditation on the agony and suffering of Christ on the cross.
Notably absent in Friday morning’s procession was the head of the local Catholic church, His Grace Archbishop Robert Rivas.
On inquiring about his whereabouts, outgoing Vicar General of Castries, Monsignor Michel Francis, said: “His Grace started feeling unwell from Wednesday, and on Holy Thursday, during the Mass of the Last Supper at the Cathedral, he started but could not continue, so he rested this morning (Friday). We are hoping he will be well enough to take part in the service over the Easter weekend.”
Monsignor Francis said he was satisfied with the turnout of the faithful, which comprised parishioners from the Cathedral parish, Marchand and La Clery.
Persons came out as early as 4 a.m. for the procession.