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The secular funeral of Napolitano, Mattarella and Meloni in Montecitorio - IL LIVEBLOG - News

2023-09-26T09:12:27.736Z

Highlights: The secular funeral of Napolitano, Mattarella and Meloni in Montecitorio - IL LIVEBLOG - News. Scheduled speeches by Ravasi, Gentiloni, Amato and Gianni Letta. Two maxi-screens in Piazza Montecitorsio will allow citizens to attend the ceremony.Napolitano will be buried in the non-Catholic cemetery of Rome (ANSA). Key points of the ceremony and military honors will be announced at 11.30.


Scheduled speeches by Ravasi, Gentiloni, Amato and Gianni Letta. Two maxi-screens in Piazza Montecitorio will allow citizens to attend the ceremony. Napolitano will be buried in the non-Catholic cemetery of Rome (ANSA)


Key points

  • 10:52 Mattarella at the Chamber for the secular funeral of Napolitano
  • 10:46 In the Chamber in the front row the partisan Mancini
  • 10:45 The two phases of the ceremony and military honors
  • 10:42 Meloni arrived at Montecitorio for the funeral
  • 10:11 The area around the vault for Napolitano's funeral

10:52

Mattarella at the Chamber for the secular funeral of Napolitano

The President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella has just arrived at the Chamber where he will take part in the secular funeral of President Emeritus Giorgio Napolitano.

10:46

In the Chamber in the front row the partisan Mancini

The Chamber of Deputies begins to be populated for the ceremony of the secular funeral for Giorgio Napolitano. In the front row has already taken place the partisan Iole Mancini. In front of the government benches, Cardinal Ravasi greets the parliamentarians. He spoke with Elly Schlein. Gianfranco Fini also entered the hemicycle. Gianni Letta also arrived.

10:45

The two phases of the ceremony and military honors


The ceremony for the secular funeral of the President Emeritus of the Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, will be divided into two phases: one outside Palazzo Montecitorio and another inside, which will last about an hour. According to the planned ceremonial, the coffin will leave at 11.20 from Palazzo Madama, where the funeral chamber is set up. At the height of the square of Montecitorio, the wagon will be escorted by cuirassiers while inside it will be carried on the shoulders of 8 representatives of the armed forces and police, plus one of the firefighters. Military honors will follow from a deployment of 100 units from the honor department and 50 elements from the army music bank.

10:42

Meloni arrived in Montecitorio for the funeral

The Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, has just arrived in Piazza Montecitorio to attend the funeral of President Emeritus Giorgio Napolitano. The premier walked the red carpet and then crossed the entrance of Palazzo Montecitorio.

10:11

The area around the vault for Napolitano's funeral

The area around the Chamber is armored, where at 11.30 the secular state funeral of the President Emeritus of the Republic Giorgio Napolitano will start. Numerous police officers guard the streets of the area, which shortly before the ceremony will be closed to traffic due to the arrival of the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella and foreign state representatives. Inside Montecitorio everything is ready for the civil funeral. The parliamentary clerks of the Chamber wear tailcoats and those of the Senate wear the representative uniform with gloves and black bow tie. A little more than an hour before the beginning of the funeral, the first participants begin to sit in the Chamber, including the former President of the Chamber Gianfranco Fini, the former Minister Roberto Speranza, Gianni Cuperlo, Angelo Bonelli and Luca Barbareschi, former deputy as well as actor and director.

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