President Obama: ‘Michelle and I Join Our Fellow Christians in Observing Good Friday and Celebrating Easter’

U.S. President Barack Obama applauds as he and First Lady Michelle Obama attend the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington February 6, 2014.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION)
U.S. President Barack Obama applauds as he and First Lady Michelle Obama attend the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington February 6, 2014.
REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES – Tags: POLITICS RELIGION)

President Barack Obama issued a statement today saying that he and First Lady Michelle Obama were joining their “fellow Christians in observing Good Friday.”

Here is the president’s statement:

Michelle and I join our fellow Christians in observing Good Friday and celebrating Easter this weekend. This is a time to remember the sacrifices made for us and hold all who suffer close to our hearts. Yet it is also a time to rejoice, give thanks for the Resurrection, and unite with Christians around the world in proclaiming, “Christ has risen; He has risen indeed.” We wish all who celebrate a blessed and joyful Easter.

SOURCE: CNS News