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Spain: Royal family attends funeral mass for COVID-19 victims in Madrid03:26

Spain: Royal family attends funeral mass for COVID-19 victims in Madrid

Spain, Madrid
July 7, 2020 at 00:45 GMT -00:00 · Published

A funeral mass was held on Monday in Madrid's Almudena Cathedral in memory of victims of the COVID-19 pandemic. The King and Queen of Spain, Philip VI and Letizia Ortiz, alongside political representatives of the government and the opposition, attended the mass.

Footage shows the royals, dressed in black and wearing masks, entering the cathedral to participate in the service. The mass was organised so that attendees could keep the recommended social distance between each other.

The ceremony was officiated by the Cardinal Archbishop of Madrid, Carlos Osoro. Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sanchez, and his Second Vice-President, Pablo Iglesias, did not attend the ceremony.

According to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, Spain has registered 251,789 cases of coronavirus with 28,388 deaths related to the disease.

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A funeral mass was held on Monday in Madrid's Almudena Cathedral in memory of victims of the COVID-19 pandemic. The King and Queen of Spain, Philip VI and Letizia Ortiz, alongside political representatives of the government and the opposition, attended the mass.

Footage shows the royals, dressed in black and wearing masks, entering the cathedral to participate in the service. The mass was organised so that attendees could keep the recommended social distance between each other.

The ceremony was officiated by the Cardinal Archbishop of Madrid, Carlos Osoro. Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sanchez, and his Second Vice-President, Pablo Iglesias, did not attend the ceremony.

According to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, Spain has registered 251,789 cases of coronavirus with 28,388 deaths related to the disease.

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