Mass celebrated in the Vatican for late president Havel

20-01-2012

A requiem mass for the former Czech president Vaclav Havel was celebrated in St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican on Friday. The mass, celebrated by Angelo Sodano, dean of the College of Cardinals, was attended by around a hundred guests among them foreign diplomats from the United States, Canada and Europe. The late president’s widow Dagmar Havlova was unable to attend for work reasons. Mr. Havel died in his sleep at his country cottage on December 18th at the age of 75.