Mass honours victims of Polish tragedy

The Archbishop of Prague, Dominik Duka, served a special mass at Prague’s St Vitus Cathedral on Friday morning in memory of the late Polish president Lech Kaczynski and others who died in last Saturday’s tragic plane crash. Among those present were Czech President Václav Klaus, Prime Minister Jan Fischer and Poland’s ambassador to Prague, Jan Pastwa. Czech Television broadcast the service live. Saturday and Sunday have been declared days of mourning in the Czech Republic in honour of the 96 people who died in last Saturday’s crash. President Klaus and Archbishop Duka are due to attend President Kaczynski's funeral in the southern Polish city of Krakow on Sunday. It has been confirmed that the funeral will go ahead despite the traffic complications in Europe.