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LIVE: Pope Francis participates in the funeral of Cardinal Sgreccia

At 14:15 the funeral for Cardinal Elio Sgreccia begins in Saint Peter. In 2005, he was appointed president of the Pontifical Academy for Life. He was very critical of abortion, euthanasia, in vitro fertilization, and cloning-oriented experiments.

 Pope Francis will participate in the last part of the ceremony, the ritual of the blessing of the mortal remains.