The state funeral of the president of the European Parliament began at 12, at the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri
The state funeral began at 12 David Sassoli, president of the European Parliament who died on 11 January at the age of 65. The highest state officials and representatives of the European institutions, including the presidents of the Commission and the EU Council, participate in the funeral Ursula von der Leyen e Charles Michel. The President of the Republic was among the first to arrive Sergio Mattarella and the premier Mario Draghi. About 300 participants present in the basilica, including the mayor of Rome, Roberto Gualtieri, the ministers Luciana Lamorgese, Luigi Di Maio and Renato Brunetta, the secretary of the Pd Enrico Letta, the life senator Mario Monti, Gianni Letta, and the delegation of the European Parliament.
The funeral is officiated by the archbishop of Bologna Cardinal Matteo Zuppi and concelebrated by the Archbishop of Florence Cardinal Giuseppe Betori, by the Vicar General for the Diocese of Rome Cardinal Angelo De Donatis, by the Secretary for Relations with States Paul Gallagher, gives Mons.Massimiliano Boiardi and yes Father Francesco Occhetta.