Chirac to attend Pope's funeral

5th April 2005, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, April 4 (AFP) - French President Jacques Chirac and his wife Bernadette will attend the funeral of Pope John Paul II at the Vatican on Friday, his spokesman announced Monday.

PARIS, April 4 (AFP) - French President Jacques Chirac and his wife Bernadette will attend the funeral of Pope John Paul II at the Vatican on Friday, his spokesman announced Monday.

"The president of the Republic and Madame Jacques Chirac will attend the funeral service of John Paul II on Friday April 8," Jerome Bonnafont said.

A television appearance Thursday in which Chirac was to discuss the EU's constitution with a group of young people has been postponed for a week, he said.

The arrangements for the funeral require Chirac to arrive in Rome Thursday evening, he said.

© AFP

Subject: French News

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