WITH PHOTOS: Final farewell to Professor Oliver Friggieri
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Professor Oliver Friggieri, author, poet and academic, is being given a final farewell today in a State-organised funeral. Professor Friggieri passed away on Saturday, 21 November, at the age of 73.
The funeral started with a cortege which left from Mater Dei Hospital at 12.45 p.m. The cortege made a first stop at the University of Malta, after which it passed in front of the author’s residence in Fleur-de-Lys, followed by another stop in front of St Publius Parish Church in Floriana, Friggieri’s birthplace.
The cortege finally ended up at St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta, where a mass is being celebrated by Archbishop Charles Scicluna.