Poland holds state funeral for Kaczynski

Polish president to be buried in historic Wawel Cathedra

Thousands of mourners gathered in Krakow Sunday for the state funeral of Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was one of only a few leaders who defied restrictions on air travel caused by volcanic eruptions in Iceland to attend the service. Krakow’s Archbishop Stanislaw Dziwisz specficially thanked the Russian leader during the funeral, saying “the sympathy and help we have received from Russian brothers has breathed new life into a hope for closer relations and reconciliation between our two Slavic nations.” The mass was held at St Mary’s Basilica and Kaczynski will buried in the historic Wawel Cathedral.

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