Funeral Preparations

How Canada will pay its last respects to Pope John Paul II

Sarah McGregor
Published: Wednesday, 04/06/2005 12:00 am EDT

Canadians are congregating in Rome to pay their final respects to the Pope, meanwhile tradition is determining who'll make the official pilgrimage on behalf of Canada. It's certain that Prime Minister Paul Martin and his wife Sheila will join dozens of world dignitaries, including U.S. President George Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, for the funeral service that will take place 10 a.m. local time (4 a.m. ET) on Friday, April 8.

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