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Thousands expected at Mass for Antonin Scalia

1 year 5 months 2 days ago Saturday, February 20 2016 Feb 20, 2016 February 20, 2016 1:52 PM February 20, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APnewsNow

WASHINGTON - Thousands of people are expected to attend Saturday's funeral Mass in Washington for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

The Mass is being held at the nation's largest Roman Catholic church - the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. It can hold at least 3,500 people.

Among those expected to attend is Vice President Joe Biden.

President Barack Obama paid tribute to Scalia at the Supreme Court on Friday. Scalia's flag-draped casket rested on a funeral bier first used after President Abraham Lincoln's assassination.

One of Scalia's nine children, the Rev. Paul Scalia, is set to lead the Mass.

Burial plans have not been announced for Antonin Scalia, who died last weekend at a remote Texas ranch.

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