Thursday, January 5, the funeral of former Pope Benedict XVI, who died on December 31, takes place at the Vatican.
French television channels are mobilized to bring the event to life for the French.
Starting with France 2, which is changing its program schedule to offer a special edition from 9 a.m., hosted by Julian Bugier.
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Until 11:30 a.m., the presenter of "13 Hours" will be surrounded by journalists and specialists Philippe Harrouard, Caroline Pigozzi and Bernard Lecomte as well as by the channel's editorialists, Étienne Leenhardt and Nathalie Saint-Cricq.
Duplexes with correspondents Alban Mikoczy and Valéry Lerouge in Rome, and Laurent Desbonnets in Berlin, are planned.
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The programs "La maison des Maternelles" by Agathe Lecaron and "Everyone has their word to say" by Olivier Minne and Sidonie Bonnec are thus deprogrammed that day.
The news channels from BFMTV to franceinfo via CNews and LCI also cover the planetary event chaired by Pope Francis.