On Friday May 23, Cardinal Angelo Sodano will offer a Mass for Cardinal Bernardin Gantin at the altar of the Cathedra in the Vatican Basilica.
The 11 a.m. Mass will be offered for the former dean of the College of Cardinals by the current dean of the college. Members of the college will also be present at the Mass.
Cardinal Gantin died in Paris, France, on May 13 at the age of 86. At the end of Friday's Eucharistic celebration, Benedict XVI will deliver a speech and impart his apostolic blessing.