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Prominent mourners at Benedict XVI’s funeral

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So far, only the Italian delegation led by President Sergio Mattarella and the German delegation have officially announced their participation. Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder come from Germany.

Rumor has it that King Philippe of Belgium and Spain’s ex-Queen Sofia will also attend the funeral service, accompanied by a group of Spanish prelates. Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda are also expected.

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Austria is represented by former Federal President Heinz Fischer. Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, Archbishop Franz Lackner from Salzburg as chairman of the bishops’ conference and Bishop Wilhelm Krautwaschl from Graz will travel to Rome as representatives of the Church.

Photo gallery: Long queues: Pope Benedict XVI. is laid out in St. Peter’s Basilica

Long queues: Pope Benedict XVI. is laid out in St. Peter’s Basilica (Photo: HANDOUT (AFP)) Picture 1/29

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