Worthy Christian News » US News » Official Washington turns out for Justice Scalia's funeral Mass; Obama skips
(Worthy News) - Thousands of mourners, including much of official Washington, attended a funeral Mass Saturday for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, one of the most influential jurists in the history of the high court.
The Rev. Paul Scalia, one of the justice’s sons, led the Mass at the nation’s largest Roman Catholic church, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in northeast Washington. His four other sons served as pallbearers.
In the homily, Father Scalia said God blessed his father “with a love for his country.”
Mr. Obama did not attend the funeral Mass, prompting some criticism. The White House said security precautions would be disruptive, and that the president is working this weekend reviewing background information on possible nominees to replace Justice Scalia.
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