A week of mourning is scheduled to begin as early as next week with a service in front of the destroyed presidential palace.
The event will include a traditional voodoo funeral rite for the more than 150,000 people who died in last month's earthquake, said Max Beauvoir, the supreme priest of Haitian voodoo. Roman Catholic and Protestant leaders have also been invited to participate.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
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