13:24: The coffin has left the cathedral
Bernard Tapie’s coffin has left the major’s cathedral. He must now be buried in the cemetery of Mazargues, in the south of the city, in family privacy.
1:09 p.m .: “Bernard Tapie was not a saint”
“Bernard Tapie was not a saint, far from it!”, Conceded Mgr Jean-Marc Aveline, in his homily, recalling that the ex-businessman had “familiarized with the summits as well as the abysses, the power lounges as prison cells “.
But “he loved this city because it resembled him, popular and free, proud and rebellious, tender and violent at the same time.”
11:43 am: “You were not mayor of Marseille, you were Marseille”
“The gladiator is finally resting,” said Bernard Tapie’s friend, former minister Jean-Louis Borloo.
“You were not the mayor of Marseille, you were Marseille,” he said, before Senator Samia Ghali and the mayor of Marseille Benoît Payan took the floor.
11:24 am: “Today, you enter the Pantheon of the heart of the Marseillais”
“Today, you enter the Pantheon of the heart of the Marseillais” said Renaud Muselier, the president of the Paca region, at the start of the ceremony.
Bernard Tapie’s grandson then played a piece on the trumpet, in tribute to his grandfather.
11:08 am: The coffin entered the Cathedral of the Major
Bernard Tapie’s coffin has entered the Sainte-Marie-Majeur cathedral.
10:20 am: The first guests arrived at the cathedral
The first guests, including Christophe Castaner, or Laurent Nicollin, president of the Montpellier football club, indicates BFMTV.
The ceremony, open to the public, is to last two hours.
10:10 am: The procession set off for the Old Port
The procession set off on the Old Port towards the Cathedral of the Major, behind the funeral convoy.
10:05 am: Already many people on the Old Port
Many Marseillais are already present in the Old Port from where the procession which will accompany the coffin of Bernard Tapie is due to depart to the cathedral.
10 a.m .: Buried in the southern districts
Bernard Tapie is to be buried in the cemetery of Mazargues, in the southern districts of Marseille, following mass at the Sainte-Marie-Majeure cathedral.
9:55 am: Already a tribute from the supporters this Thursday
The supporters of Olympique de Marseille have already paid tribute to the “Boss” this Thursday, at the Stade Vélodrome.
Several thousand people gathered in memory of the one who led the club to victory in the Champions League in 1993.
9.45am: Marseille pays a last tribute, this Friday, to Bernard Tapie, who died this Sunday at the age of 78, from cancer.
The funeral mass for the former minister, businessman and patron of OM is to take place at 11 a.m. at the Sainte-Marie-Majeure cathedral. It will be chaired by the Archbishop of Marseille, Mgr Jean-Marc Aveline.
Source: Le Progrès : info et actu nationale et régionale – Rhône, Loire, Ain, Haute-Loire et Jura | Le Progrès by www.leprogres.fr.
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