Yesterday 13TV, a channel paid in part through public money from Spanish citizen's taxes and owned by Spanish Episcopal Conference, broadcast Carmen Hernandez's Corpore Insepulto Funeral Mass.
Remain Kiko wanted it would be presided by Cardinal Rouco Varela, last Archibishop of Madrid and last President of Spanish Episcopal Conference. But now, Mons. Osoro is in charge, so Kiko's desire was unheard, despite his written lack of prudence (read his letter here).
First of all I want to say that Cathedral of Madrid has capacity for one thousand people (as said in some websites). When the State Funeral for Tribute of the 190 mortal victims of terrorist attacks on March 11, 2004, news told there were around 1.500 people into the temple. Here we have an air image from that day:
|This is one of the most crying Disney's scenes for ordinary people.|
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read his letter here