Abbe Pierre funeral to be held in Notre Dame

23rd January 2007, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Jan 22, 2007 (AFP) - President Jacques Chirac will attend Friday's funeral of Abbe Pierre in Notre Dame cathedral as part of a "national homage" to the priest and homeless campaigner, the Elysee palace said.

PARIS, Jan 22, 2007 (AFP) - President Jacques Chirac will attend Friday's funeral of Abbe Pierre in Notre Dame cathedral as part of a "national homage" to the priest and homeless campaigner, the Elysee palace said.

From Wednesday mourners will be able to pay their respects before Abbe Pierre's open coffin in 17th century Val-de-Grace church beside the hospital where he died on Monday aged 94.

The founder of the Emmaus charity for the destitute was regularly voted France's most popular personality. He is to be buried in a private cemetery in the Normandy village of Esteville.

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Subject: French News

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