Former Gov. Kathleen Blanco, who died Sunday, will be honored with several events in Baton Rouge on Thursday, and there will be a funeral Mass on Saturday with a private burial, our media partners at The Advocate report.
There will be a public visitation in Lafayette on Friday. Details will be released on Monday.
There will be a inner-faith service for her at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in downtown Baton Rouge beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday. Her body will be brought to the Capitol around 12:30 p.m. where it will lie in state in front of the closed Senate doors in the Rotunda. Senate President John Alario and Speaker Taylor Barras had to approve this request, The Advocate reports.
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