.- In a statement which was written as Fidel Castro prepared for surgery and provisionally yielded power to his brother RaÃºl last week, the Cuban Bishops asked that parishioners pray for God to guide and protect their country so that peace and fraternity âcannot be disturbed by any situation, internal or external.â
Â¨President Fidel Castro RuzÂ´s delicate state of health constitutes an especially significant moment for our people," Conference of Cuban Bishops said in a communication that was read during all Sunday Masses.
In the note, the Cuban episcopate indicates that âthe Catholic Church, as part of the people, shares the worries and the prayers of all believers.â
âWe the Bishops of Cuba as that all our communities offer prayers that God accompanies President Fidel Castro in his illness and guides those who have provisionally received the responsibilities of government,â the bishops added.
Finally, the bishops asked that the Virgin of the Charity, Patroness of Cuba, âdespite all the worries of this hour of the history of our country, to bring a deep peace and brotherly unity among all Cubans, one that cannot be disturbed by any external or internal situation.â