Memorial for Germanwings crash victims to be held in Barcelona

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A SOLEMN service in remembrance of the victims of the Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps will be held in Barcelona on April 27.

The news was announced by vice-president of the Catalan regional government, Joana Ortega, who today (Friday, April 17) visited Cologne Cathedral, Germany, to attend the service held for the plane crash victims. Also in attendance were German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish Minister for Internal Affairs, Jorge Fernandez Diaz, amongst other government representatives.

“It will be a tribute and a display of grief and support for the families,” said Ms Ortega.

Vice-president of the Spanish central government, Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, explained in a press conference that the time, place and other details of the commemoration are yet to be decided and added that all suggestions from the victim’s families would be taken into consideration so that they could be involved in the plans for the ceremony.

According to official sources, the Sagrada Familia Church is amongst the most discussed options in terms of place. In addition, it is expected that the King and Queen of Spain as well as the President, Mariano Rajoy, will attend the event.

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