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List of dignitaries at the funeral of Pope John Paul II

Map indicating countries that sent official dignitaries at the funeral of Pope John Paul II

This is a list of dignitaries at the funeral of Pope John Paul II. After the death of Pope John Paul II on April 2, 2005 in Vatican City, and before official invitations were sent by the College of Cardinals, almost 200 countries expressed interest in sending representatives to the funeral of Pope John Paul II. The funeral took place on April 8, 2005, and was one of the largest gathering of statesmen and world leaders in history until the 2013 state funeral of Nelson Mandela.[1] Some of the dignitaries later attended the installation of Pope Benedict XVI on April 24, 2005.

In order to accommodate all interested parties wishing to receive a seat during the Mass of Requiem, the Holy See limited the number of members in each official diplomatic delegation to five people, except for the Polish delegation which, being John Paul II's homeland, was allowed ten people, and the delegation from Italy. The limit did not exclude other people of any nationality from attaining individual invitations, unrelated to the individual's country's delegation: for example, the attendance of Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former president of Brazil, had no connection with the Brazilian delegation. In addition to a country's official delegation, any number of government officials were permitted to attend as pilgrim travellers, remaining outside the basilica during the Mass of Requiem with the general public. For example, the United States delegation included the president and first lady, two former presidents, and the secretary of state, and they all had seats in the basilica during the Mass of Requiem. Dozens of members of the Congress of the United States attended the Mass of Requiem, congregating among the general public outside the basilica.

At the funeral, the dignitaries were seated alphabetically according to the French spelling of their country's name[2] and arranged according to diplomatic protocol.

10 royalty leaders, 80 past and present heads of state, 75 governmental leaders and numerous dignitaries from 18 multilateral organizations, 15 religious movements and 112 countries attended this Mass.

Contents:

List of official delegations (in alphabetical order, incomplete) [ edit ]

A [ edit ]

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Afghanistan Flag of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai

Abdullah Abdullah

Zalmay Rasul

Mostapha Zaher

Mohammad Nadir Hatami
President of the Republic

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Counsellor for National Security

Ambassador

First Secretary
Albania Flag of Albania Alfred Moisiu

Fatos Nano

Sali Berisha

Rexhep Meidani

Mirella Moisiu
President of the Republic

Prime Minister

Former President of the Republic

Former President of the Republic

Daughter of the President of the Republic
Algeria Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Bouabdalla Ghoulamallah

Mokhtar Reguieg
President of the Republic

Minister of Religious Affairs

Ambassador
Andorra Flag of Andorre Joan Enric Vives Sicília

Jacques Chirac

Marc Forné Molné

Maria Lluisa Gispert de Forné

Juli Minoves-Triquell

Josep Angel Mortès Pons
Co-Prince

Co-Prince

Head of Government

Consort of the Head of Government

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Vice-President of Parliament
Angola Flag of Angola José Eduardo dos Santos

Ana Paula Dos Santos

João Bernardo de Miranda

Boaventura da Silva Cardoso

José Filipe
President of the Republic

Consort of the President of the Republic

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Minister of Culture

Chief of Protocol of the Presidency
Antigua and Barbuda Flag of Antigua and Barbuda Carl Roberts Ambassador
Argentina Flag of Argentine Daniel Scioli

Rafael Bielsa

Guillermo Rodolfo Oliveri
Vice-President of the Republic

Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Religious Affairs

Secretary of State for Religious Affairs
Armenia Flag of Arménie Andranik Markaryan

Edward Nalbandian

Rouben Shugarian

Armen Bayburtian

Gevorg Hakobian
Prime Minister

Ambassador to the Holy See

Ambassador

Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs

First Assistant to the Prime Minister
Australia Flag of Australie Michael Jeffery

Marlena Jeffery

Maria Cicutto

Robert Hunter

Ted Knez
Governor-General of Australia

Wife of the Governor-General





Embassy Counsellor
Austria Flag of Austria Heinz Fischer

Margit Fischer

Wolfgang Schüssel

Hubert Gorbach

Andreas Khol

Federal President

First Lady

Federal Chancellor

Vice-Chancellor

President of the Chamber of Deputies

B [ edit ]

Country Flag Official delegation Title
Bangladesh Flag of Bangladesh Chowdhury Kamal Ibne Yusuf Food and Disaster Management Minister
Belarus Flag of Belarus Gennady Novitsky

Vladimir Korolev

Aleksei Skripko
President of the Council of the Republic of Belarus

Ambassador to the Vatican

Ambassador
Belgium Flag of Belgium King Albert II

Queen Paola

Guy Verhofstadt

Didier Reynders

Herman De Croo
King of the Belgians

Queen Consort

Prime Minister of Belgium

Deputy Prime Minister

President of the Lower House
Bοlivia Flag of Bolivia Carlos Mesa

Elvira Salinas de Mesa

José Ignacio Siles
President of the Republic

First Lady

Ambassador
Bosnia and Herzegovina Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Borislav Paravac

Šefik Džaferović

Bariša Čolak
President of the Presidency

President of Parliament

Deputy Prime Minister
Brazil Flag of Brésil Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

Fernando Henrique Cardoso

Itamar Franco

José Sarney

Marisa Letícia da Silva

Renan Calheiros

Severino Cavalcanti

Nelson Jobim
President of the Republic

Former President

Former President

Former President

First Lady

President of the Senate

President of the Chamber of Deputies

President of the Supreme Federal Court
Bulgaria Georgi Parvanov President of the Republic

C [ edit ]

Country Flag Official delegation Title
Canada Flag of Canada Paul Martin

Sheila Martin

Stephen Harper

Phil Fontaine

Prime Minister of Canada

Wife of the Prime Minister

Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition

National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations
Chile Flag of Chile Ignacio Walker

Sergio Romero

José Antonio Viera Gallo

Gabriel Ascencio

Pablo Longueira
Minister of Foreign Affairs

President of the Senate

Socialist senator

President of the Chamber of Deputies

UDI deputy
China[1] flag de Taïwan Chen Shui-bian

Chen Tang-san
President

Minister of Foreign Affairs
Colombia Flag of Colombia Francisco Santos Calderon

María Victoria Santos
Vice-President of the Republic

Spouse of Vice-President of the Republic
Congo flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Joseph Kabila

Jean-Pierre Bemba
President of the Republic

Vice-President of the Republic
Costa Rica Flag of Costa Rica Abel Pacheco

Roberto Tovar Faja
President of the Republic

Minister of Foreign Affairs
Croatia Flag of Croatie Stipe Mesić

Ivo Sanader
President of the Republic

Prime Minister
Cuba flag de Cuba Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada

Caridad Diego

Raúl Roa Kourí
President of the National Assembly

Chief of Religious Affairs of the Communist Party of Cuba

Ambassador to the Holy See
Cyprus Flag de Cypres Tassos Papadopoulos

George Poulides

Tasos Tzionis
President of the Republic

Ambassador to the Holy See

Director of the Diplomatic Office of the President
Czech Republic Václav Klaus

Cyril Svoboda
President of the Republic

Minister of Foreign Affairs

D [ edit ]

Country Flag Official delegation Title
Denmark Flag of Danemark Queen Margrethe II

Prince Henrik

Anders Fogh Rasmussen
Queen of Denmark

Prince Consort

Prime Minister of Denmark
Dominican Republic Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg Margarita Cedeño de Fernández

Alejandrina Germán

Carlos Rafael Marión-Landais
First Lady

Secretary of Education

Ambassador to the Holy See

E [ edit ]

Country Flag Official delegation Title
Ecuador Flag of Équateur Lucio Gutiérrez

Ximena Bohórquez

Patricio Zuquilanda
President of the Republic

First Lady

Minister of Foreign Affairs
Egypt flag of Egypt Farouk Hosni Minister of Culture
El Salvador Flag of Salvador Francisco Laínez

Ana Ligia Mixco Sol de Saca

René Figueroa

Roberto Simán

María Eugenia Brizuela de Ávila
Minister of Foreign Affairs

First Lady

Minister of the Interior

former Ambassador to the Holy See

former Minister of Foreign Affairs
Equatorial Guinea Flag of Equatorial Guinea Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo President of the Republic
Estonia Arnold Rüütel President of the Republic

F [ edit ]

Country Flag Official delegation Title
Finland Matti Vanhanen Prime Minister of Finland
France Flag of France Jacques Chirac

Bernadette Chirac
President of the French Republic

Wife of the President of the French Republic

G [ edit ]

Country Flag Official delegation Title
Germany Flag of Allemagne Horst Köhler

Wolfgang Thierse

Gerhard Schröder

Joschka Fischer

Dieter Althaus
President

President of the Bundestag

Chancellor

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Vice-President of the Bundesrat
Ghana Flag of Ghana John Kufuor President of the Republic
Greece Flag of Greece Karolos Papoulias

Panagiotis Skandalakis

Konstantinos Georgiou
President of the Republic

Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs

General Secretary of the Presidency
Guatemala Flag of Guatemala Óscar Berger

Wendy de Berger

Jorge Briz Abularach

Rigoberta Menchú
President of the Republic

First Lady

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 1992
Guinea Flag of Guinea Sidibé Fatoumata Kaba Minister of Foreign Affairs

H [ edit ]

Country Flag Official delegation Title
Haiti Flag of Haïti Gérard Latortue Prime Minister
Honduras Flag of Honduras Ricardo Maduro President of the Republic
Hungary Flag of Hungary Ferenc Mádl

Dalma Mádl

Ferenc Gyurcsány

Viktor Orbán

Katalin Szili
President of the Republic

First Lady

Prime Minister

Former Prime Minister

President of Parliament

I [ edit ]

Country Flag Official delegation Title
India Flag of India Bhairon Singh Shekhawat

P.R. Kyndiah

Oscar Fernandes
Vice President of India

Minister of Tribal Issues and the Development of the North-East

Minister of Relations with the Parliament
Indonesia Alwi Shihab

Maftuh Basyuni

Freddy Numberi
Coordinating Minister for People's Welfare

Minister of Religious Affairs

Minister of Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, former Ambassador to Italy
Iran Flag of Iran Mohammad Khatami President of Iran
Iraq Flag of Iraq Ayad Allawi Prime Minister of Iraq
Ireland Flag of Irlande Mary McAleese

Bertie Ahern

Mary Harney
President of Ireland

Taoiseach (Prime Minister)

Tánaiste (Deputy-Prime Minister)
Israel Flag of Israël Moshe Katsav

Silvan Shalom
President of Israel

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs
Italy Flag of Italie Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

Franca Ciampi

Silvio Berlusconi

Gaetano Gifuni

Antonio Puri Purini

Gianfranco Mazzuoli

Marcello Pera

Pier Ferdinando Casini

Piero Alberto Capotosti

Gianfranco Fini
President of the Italian Republic

Wife of the President

Prime Minister of Italy

Counsellor of State, General Secretary of the Presidency

Diplomatic Counsellor to the Presidency

Counsellor Coordinator at the Presidency

President of the Senate

President of the Chamber of Deputies

President of the Constitutional Court

Minister of Foreign Affairs

J [ edit ]

Country Flag Official delegation Title
Japan Yoriko Kawaguchi Advisor to the Prime Minister
Jordan Flag of Jordan King Abdullah II

Queen Rania
King of Jordan

Queen Consort

K [ edit ]

Country Flag Official delegation Title
Kenya Flag of Kenya Chirau Ali Mwakwere Minister of foreign affairs
Kuwait Flag of Kuwait.svg Jaber Al Abdullah Al Jaber Al Sabah Member of the royal family

L [ edit ]

Country Flag Official delegation Title
Latvia Flag of Latvia Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga President of the Republic
Lebanon Flag of Liban Émile Lahoud

Omar Karami

Issam Fares

Nabih Berri
President of the Republic

Prime Minister

Deputy Prime Minister

Speaker of Parliament
Lesotho Flag of Lesotho King Letsie III

Monyane Moleleki
King of Lesotho

Minister of Foreign Affairs
Liechtenstein Flag of Liechtenstein Prince Hans-Adam II

Princess Marie

Prince Nikolaus

Princess Margaretha
The Sovereign Prince of Liechtenstein

Princess Consort

Ambassador to the Holy See

wife of the ambassador to the Holy See
Lithuania Flag of Lithuania Valdas Adamkus President of the Republic
Luxembourg Flag of Luxembourg Grand Duke Henri

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa

Jean-Claude Juncker
Grand Duke of Luxembourg

Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (consort)

Prime Minister of Luxembourg

M [ edit ]

Country Flag Official delegation Title
Macedonia Flag of Macédoine Branko Crvenkovski President
Madagascar Marc Ravalomanana President
Malta flag de Malta Eddie Fenech Adami

Mary Fenech Adami

Lawrence Gonzi

Kate Gonzi

Michael Frendo

Guido de Marco

Violet de Marco

Anton Tabone

Alfred Sant
President of Malta

First Lady of Malta

Prime Minister of Malta

Spouse of the Prime Minister

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Former President of Malta

Former First Lady

Speaker of the Parliament

Leader of the Opposition
Mauritius flag de Mauritius Paul Bérenger Prime Minister
Mexico Flag of Mexico Vicente Fox

Marta Sahagún
President of Mexico

First Lady of Mexico
Monaco [2] Patrick Leclercq Minister of State
Morocco Flag of Morocco.svg Prince Moulay Rachid Prince and brother of King Muhammad VI

N [ edit ]

Country Flag Official delegation Title
Netherlands flag des Pays-Bas Jan Peter Balkenende Prime Minister of the Netherlands
New Zealand Flag of Nouvelle-Zélande Dame Silvia Cartwright

Peter Cartwright
Governor-General of New Zealand

Spouse of the Governor General
Nicaragua Flag of Nicaragua Enrique Bolaños

Norman José Caldera Cardenal

Armando Luna

José Cuadra
President of the Republic

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Ambassador to the Holy See

Ambassador to Italy
Nigeria Flag of Nigéria Olusegun Obasanjo President
Norway Flag of Norvège Queen Sonja

Kjell Magne Bondevik
Queen Consort

Prime Minister of Norway

P [ edit ]

Country Flag Official delegation Title
Pakistan Muhammad Ijaz-ul-Haq Minister of Religious Affairs
Palestine

(Palestinian National Authority)
Flag of Palestine Ahmed Qurei

Ghazi Hanania

Afif Safieh

Nimer Hammad

Mustafa Abu El-Rub
Prime Minister of Palestine

Spokesman for the Legislative Council

Director of the Diplomatic Representation to the Holy See

General Delegate in Italy

Assistant to the Prime Minister
Panama Martín Torrijos

Vivian Fernández de Torrijos
President

First Lady
Paraguay Flag of Paraguay Luis Castiglioni

Leila Rachid de Cowles
Vice-President of the Republic

Minister of Foreign Affairs
Peru Flag of Peru Manuel Rodríguez Cuadros

Eliane Karp

Eduardo Salhuana

Antero Flores Aráoz
Minister of Foreign Affairs

First Lady

Minister of Justice

President of the Congress of the Republic
Philippines flag of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

Evangelina Lourdes Arroyo

Thelmo Cunanan

Georgina de Venecia

Howard Dee
President of the Philippines

Presidential Daughter

SS chairman (former ambassador to Cambodia)

wife of House Speaker Jose de Venecia, Jr.

former Ambassador to the Holy See
Poland Aleksander Kwaśniewski

Jolanta Kwaśniewska

Lech Wałęsa

Danuta Wałęsa

Marek Belka

Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz

Longin Pastusiak

Hanna Suchocka

Tadeusz Mazowiecki

Wiesław Chrzanowski
President of the Republic

First Lady

former President of the Republic

former First Lady

Prime Minister

Marshal of the Sejm

Marshal of the Senate

Ambassador to the Holy See

former Prime Minister

former Marshal of the Sejm
Portugal Flag of Portugal Jorge Sampaio

Maria Jose Ritta

Diogo Freitas do Amaral

António dos Santos Ramalho Eanes
President of the Republic

First Lady

Minister of Foreign Affairs

former President of the Republic

Q [ edit ]

Country Flag Official delegation Title
Qatar Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani Emir of Qatar

R [ edit ]

Country Flag Official delegation Title
Romania Flag of Roumanie Traian Băsescu

Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu

King Michael I

Emil Constantinescu

Ion Iliescu
President of the Republic

Prime Minister

former King of Romania

former President of the Republic

former President of the Republic
Russia Mikhail Fradkov Prime Minister of Russia
Rwanda Flag of Rwanda.svg Charles Murigande Minister of Foreign Affairs

S [ edit ]

Country Flag Official delegation Title
San Marino Flag of San Marino Fausta Simona Morganti

Cesare Antonio Gasperoni

Fabio Berardi

Giovanni Galassi

Marcello Beccari
Captain Regent

Captain Regent

Secretary of State for Foreign and Political Affairs

Ambassador to the Holy See

Chief of State Protocol
Saudi Arabia Flag of Saudi Arabia Abdulmohsin bin Abdulaziz Al-Akkas

Hamad Al-Hajri

Ibrahim Al-Manie
Minister of Social Affairs



Senegal Flag of Sénégal Abdoulaye Wade President of the Republic
Serbia and Montenegro flag de Serbia and Montenegro Svetozar Marović

Vuk Drašković

Boris Tadić

Filip Vujanović

Darko Tanasković
President of the Republic

Minister of Foreign Affairs

President of Serbia

President of Montenegro

Ambassador to the Holy See
Singapore Flag of Singapore Shunmugam Jayakumar

Walter Woon

Alexander Lim
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Law

Ambassador to the Holy See

First Secretary
Slovakia Ivan Gašparovič

Pavol Hrušovský

Eduard Kukan
President of the Republic

President of Parliament

Minister of Foreign Affairs
Slovenia Janez Drnovšek

Janez Janša
President of the Republic

Prime Minister
South Africa Flag of South Africa Jacob Zuma

Lenin Shope

N.J. Baloyi
Vice President of the Republic

Ambassador

Vice President's advisor
South Korea Flag of South Korea Lee Hai-chan Prime Minister
Spain Flag of Spain King Juan Carlos I

Queen Sofía

José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero

Miguel Ángel Moratinos

Mariano Rajoy
King of Spain

Queen Consort

Prime Minister

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Leader of the Opposition
Sri Lanka Flag of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapakse

Milroy Fernando
Prime Minister

Minister of Christian Affairs
Sweden Flag of Suède King Carl XVI Gustaf

Queen Silvia

Göran Persson
King of Sweden

Queen Consort

Prime Minister of Sweden
Switzerland Flag of Suisse Samuel Schmid President of the Confederation
Syria Flag of Syrie Bashar al-Assad

Asma al-Assad
President of the Republic

First Lady

T [ edit ]

Country Flag Official delegation Title
Tanzania Flag of Tanzanie George Kahama Minister for Cooperative Development
Thailand Flag of Thaïlande Surakiart Sathirathai Deputy Prime Minister
Tunisia Flag of Tunisie Mohamed Ghannouchi Prime Minister
Turkey Flag of Turquie Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Mehmet Aydin
Prime Minister

Minister of State

U [ edit ]

Country Flag Official delegation Title
Uganda Flag of Ouganda Gilbert Bukenya Vice-President of the Republic
Ukraine Flag of Ukraine.svg Viktor Yushchenko

Kateryna Yushchenko
President

First Lady
United Arab Emirates flag of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan Minister of Information
United Kingdom Flag of Royaume-Uni Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales

Tony Blair

Cherie Blair

Michael Howard

Charles Kennedy
Heir-apparent, Prince of Wales

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Spouse of the Prime Minister

Leader of Her Majesty's Opposition

Liberal Democrat leader
United States flag des États-Unis d'Amérique George W. Bush

Laura Bush

Condoleezza Rice

George H. W. Bush

Bill Clinton

President of the United States of America

First Lady

Secretary of State of the United States of America

Former President

Former President

Uruguay Flag of Uruguay María Auxiliadora Delgado de Vázquez First Lady

V [ edit ]

Country Flag Official delegation Title
Venezuela Flag of Venezuela Alí Rodríguez

Jorge Giordanni

Rodrigo Chávez

Roy Chaderton
Minister of Foreign Affairs

Minister of Planning

Ambassador to Italy

Ambassador to France

Z [ edit ]

Country Flag Official delegation Title
Zimbabwe Flag of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe

Herbert Murerwa

Mr Bimha

Mr Chihuri

Mary Margaret Muchada
President

Minister of Advanced Education

Secretary to Foreign Affairs, Ambassador

Personal Assistant to the President

Ambassador

Notes [ edit ]

  1. ^ "China" used here refers to the Republic of China (ROC) and commonly known as Taiwan, rather than the People's Republic of China (PRC), which does not have diplomatic relations with the Holy See and did not receive any invitations to the funeral. Although the ROC Government lost control of Mainland China at the end of the Chinese Civil War, the Holy See still recognizes the ROC, but not the PRC, as the legitimate representative for the government of "China". [3]
  2. ^ The low representation of Monaco is due to the death of Rainier III, Prince of Monaco. Monaco's head of state died two days before the funeral of the Pope.

International organizations [ edit ]

Organization Flag Official delegation Title
Sovereign Military Order of the Knights of Malta flag of Sovereign Military Order of the Knights of Malta Fra' Andrew Bertie

Fra' Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto

Count Jacques de Liedekerke

Marquis Gian Luca Chiavari

Jean-Pierre Mazery
Prince and Grand Master

Grand Commander

Grand Chancellor

Receiver of the Common Treasure

Member of the Sovereign Council

Council of Europe flag of Europe Terry Davis

Adam Daniel Rotfeld

Rene van der Linden

Giovanni di Stasi
secretary-general

président du Comité des ministres

président de l'Assemblée parlementaire

président du Congrès des pouvoirs locaux et régionaux
Arab League flag of the Arab League Amr Moussa

Mohamed Ali Nasser

Hala Gad
secretary-general

Chief of Protocol, Ambassador

Member of the Office of the Secretary General
United Nations flag of the UN Kofi Annan

Nane Annan

Donald Patterson
secretary-general

Spouse of the Secretary General
European Union flag of Europe José Manuel Barroso

Jean-Claude Juncker

Josep Borrell

Danuta Hübner

Franco Frattini

Benita Ferrero-Waldner
president of the European Commission

president of the European Council

president of the European Parliament

commissioner in charge of Regional Policy

commissioner in charge of Justice

commissioner in charge of external relations
NATO Flag of NATO.svg Jaap de Hoop Scheffer

Jeannine de Hoop Scheffer

Alessandro Minuto-Rizzo
secretary-general

Consort of the Secretary General

Vice-Secretary General, Ambassador
OSCE OSCE logo.svg Dimitrij Rupel

Ján Kubis

Tatjana Pirc
foreign minister of Slovenia, acting president of the OSCE

secretary general of the OSCE

second secretary of the ministry of foreign affairs of Slovenia
ILO Flag of ILO.svg Juan Somavia

Dominique Peccoud

Maria Angelica Ducci
Director General

Coordinator for Relations with the Holy See

Office Head
FAO FAO logo.svg Jacques Diouf

David Harsharik

Michel Savini
Director General

Adjunct Director General

Head of the Office of the Director General
UNESCO flag of UNESCO Koïchiro Matsuura

Krista Pikkat
Director General

Office Member
IFAD Lennart Båge

Ewa Westman Båge

Cyril Enweze
President

Consort of the President

Vice-President
Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Kamel Morjane

Walter Irvine

Michele Manca di Nissa
Assistant to the High Commissioner

Delegate for Italy, Malta, San Marino and the Holy See

Vice-Delegate for Italy, Malta, San Marino and the Holy See
World Food Programme James T. Morris

John Powell

Susana Malcorra
Executive Director

Adjunct Executive Director

Adjunct Executive Director
U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime Antonio Maria Costa Executive Director of UNODC

Religious leaders [ edit ]

Eastern Christian Churches [ edit ]

Protestant Churches [ edit ]

Jewish religious leaders [ edit ]

Unofficial delegations [ edit ]

A selection of dignitaries not seated in the section for official national delegations during the funeral:

Brazil [ edit ]

Individually invited (by the Holy See):

Presidential delegation (invited by the President, but did not seat for Mass of Requiem):

  • José Sarney, Brazilian senator; former President of Brazil and former president of the Brazilian Senate
  • Henry Sobel, leading Rabbi of the Brazilian Jewish community
  • Sheik Armando Hussein Saleh, of the "Brazilian Mosque" (representing the Muslims of Brazil)
  • Rolf Schunemann, of the Brazilian Lutheran Church (representing the Protestants of Brazil)
  • Father João Áviz, Archbishop of Brasília
  • Father José Ernanne, representing the Brazilian clergy

Canada [ edit ]

All representing Quebec

Germany [ edit ]

Philippines [ edit ]

United States [ edit ]

Members of Congress and other dignitaries (not part of the official delegation, thus no VIP treatment):

Notes and references [ edit ]

  1. ^ Kulish, N; Cowell, A (9 December 2013). "Scores of Leaders Heading to South Africa for Service". NYC Times. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
  2. ^ Vries, Lloyd (8 April 2005). "Pope Seating Chart Easy As ABC". CBS News. Retrieved 14 January 2015.

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