State funeral details announced
The details of Saturday's state funeral for former prime minister Dom Mintoff were announced by the government this evening.
The body will lie in state for public viewing at the entrance of the Palace in Valletta on Friday between 9 am and 1 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The President will pay his respects at 9.05 a.m. followed by the prime minister at 9.10 a.m. and the Leader of the Opposition at 9.15 a.m.
The body will also lie in state on Saturday between 7.30 a.m. and 9.30 a.m.
The cortège leaves the palace at 9.45 a.m. for St John's Co-Cathedral where con-celebrated funeral Mass will be led by Archbishop Paul Cremona at 10.30 a.m.
The cortège leaves the cathedral at 11.45 a.m. and proceed through Merchants' Street, past the Auberge de Castille and down Glormu Cassar Avenue to the War Memorial in Floriana, after which the funeral will continue in a private manner.
Earlier today the Labour Party also gave details of a cortège to be held tomorrow afternoon (Thursday) from Mater Dei Hospital via Cottonera and Labour headquarters and on to the palace.