2023 (EN)

A delegation from the United States of the World and the Fondazione Mediterraneo attended the secular funeral of the President Emeritus of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano, held for the first time in history at Montecitorio, the seat of the Chamber of Deputies.
"It was a very touching moment," commented President Michele Capasso, "because in the nine speeches that followed, an exhaustive portrait was made of the politician, the statesman, the man of culture, the grandfather, the father. It was nice to see the protagonists of the last decades, many of them friends or members of our Foundation: from President Emeritus of Portugal Cavaco SIlva to Francois Hollande, from Cardinal Ravasi to Antonio Bassolino and so on for a long list'.
After the ceremony, the body was buried in Rome's non-Catholic cemetery.