State funeral held for ex-president Napolitano
State funeral of former Italian president Giorgio Napolitano takes place in Rome
Among dignitaries paying respects were French president Emmanuel Macron and the Duchess of EdinburghCrowds gathered outside the Italian parliament as the non-religious state funeral of Giorgio Napolitano, a former communist who as president navigated Italy through almost a decade of turbulent political times, took place in Rome.Napolitano, the first president to be elected twice, died on Friday at the age of 98. Continue reading...
Napolitano laid to rest in Italy's first secular funeral for president
Italy held its first non-religious funeral for a head of state on Tuesday with a secular service in parliament for Giorgio Napolitano, a two-time president who died last week aged 98. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Italian Politicians Pay Tribute to Former President Giorgio Napolitano
Former Italian prime minister Paolo Gentiloni was among a group of politicians who commemorated former president Giorgio Napolitano at his funeral on Tuesday, September 26, in Rome. Napolitano died on September 22, at the age of 98. He was Italian president from 2006 to 2015, and was the first politician to be reelected to the office since its creation in 1948. Napolitano appointed technocrat Mario Draghi as Italy’s prime minister after Silvio B…
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