La camera ardente di Sassoli. Il saluto di Mattarella e Draghi – Politica

President of the European Parliament David Sassoli will hold a state funeral and will be honored by senior Italian and European officials. The transversal emotion of the early death of the Democratic Party advocate, in the next few hours, will make Rome the hero.

He was the first to pledge allegiance to Sassoli The President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, and the President of the Council, Mario Draghi, were received at the Campidoglio mortuary, by the Mayor of Rome, Roberto Gualtieri.

The President of the Chamber also commends the President of the European Parliament Roberto Vico President of the Lazio region Nicola Zingaretti. Goffredo Petini, a former MEP for the Democratic Party and Sassoli’s colleague in Brussels, also arrived at the Capitol.

In the Capitol, from 10:30 a.m., the funeral home was open to the public While the funeral will take place at noon tomorrow and will witness the participation of, among others, the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella, the President of the European Union Commission Ursula von der Leyen and the number one in the Council of the European Union Charles Michel. But in Rome there will also be dozens and dozens of faces of Italian and European politics.

Indeed, the celebrations and messages of condolences from all over Europe did not stop for the former president of the Strasbourg Assembly. The meeting of ambassadors of the European Union member states (Koreber) observed a minute of silence to remember him as the Council of the European Union praised him with a clip containing Sassoli’s “best moments” as president. From the US, the US State Department wanted to emphasize the “voice of democracy and human rights” represented by Sassoli while Vice President Kamala Harris referred to him in a tweet on Twitter as “a great European committed to democratic ideals”.

Tomorrow the state funeral approved by the Cabinet will put a stamp on the emotions of the whole of Europe over the disappearance of the former face of Tg1. The funeral will take place in the Basilica of Maria degli Angeli, in the Piazza de la Repubblica, and the Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop of Bologna Matteo Zuppi.


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