Leftwing deputies refuse to honour Pope

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6 April 2005, MADRID- A group of left-wing Spanish deputies refused to stand in parliament for a minute's silence in memory of the pope.

6 April 2005

MADRID- A group of left-wing Spanish deputies refused to stand in parliament for a minute's silence in memory of the pope.

Parliamentary president Manuel Marin of the ruling Socialist Party called for all parties to stand as a sign of respect and "show the assembly's condolences."

But around half a dozen Socialists and Communists remained seated.

Spain declared Monday a day of mourning after Pope John Paul II died on Saturday evening but some regional parliaments elected to call several days of mourning as a mark of respect in predominantly Catholic Spain.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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