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Presidentís body arrives home (LARGE PICTURE GALLERY)
thenews.pl ^ | April 11, 2010

Posted on 04/11/2010 9:51:13 AM PDT by lizol

Polish President’s body arrives home

11.04.2010 17:06

The body of the late President Lech Kaczynski arrived at Warsaw’s military airport, Sunday afternoon, and the coffin driven through streets lined with thousands of Poles wanting to pay their respects.

The coffin was removed from the CASA military aircraft which had taken it from Smolensk where the president’s plane crashed on Saturday. Archbishop Jozef Kowalczyk and Metropolitan of Warsaw Archbishop Kazimierz Nycz were waiting on the tarmac to say mass.

At 15.24 CET the coffin, draped in the Polish flag, was placed on the airport’s apron and then visited and kissed by Lech Kaczynski’s tearful daughter, Marta, the late president’s twin brother Jaroslaw, acting head of state Bronislaw Komorowski, Prime Minister Donald Tusk and many other dignitaries and family who had gathered at the airport.

The coffin was placed in a funeral car and driven slowly through the streets of Warsaw to the chapel at the Presidential Palace. There the coffin will be open to public view, although not today, spokesman Jacek Sasin told TVP Info.

“For sure this will not happen on Sunday,” he said.

Sasin added that the date for President Kaczynski’s funeral has yet to be settled and is up to members of his family to decide.

Prime Minister Tusk has described the plane crash on Saturday in Smolensk, western Russia, as killing 96, as “a tragedy that the modern world has not seen before”.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: kaczynski; lechkaczynski; poland; presidentkaczynski
Farewell ceremony in Smolensk



















And back in Warsaw



















President's doughter and twin brother











Prime Minister Donald Tusk



Speaker of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek



And the rest of the Polish people













http://img.interia.pl/wiadomosci/nimg/j/d/Cialo_prezydenta_wrocilo_4056053.jpg




















1 posted on 04/11/2010 9:51:13 AM PDT by lizol
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights
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2 posted on 04/11/2010 9:52:00 AM PDT by lizol
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To: lizol

Very sorry for Poland’s pain. May the victims rest in peace.


3 posted on 04/11/2010 9:53:18 AM PDT by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: lizol

Thank you for posting.


4 posted on 04/11/2010 9:53:40 AM PDT by Tazlo
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To: lizol
This is why and when you bow your head Obama, you twit.
5 posted on 04/11/2010 9:56:33 AM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (purple durple lips)
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To: lizol

Thank you, lizol.


6 posted on 04/11/2010 9:57:49 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Tazlo

A pilot on Fox said that they were using a GCA approach
to a military airport. I wondered if our military stills uses this system anywhere in the world?


7 posted on 04/11/2010 9:58:15 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: lizol

What a terrible tragedy.
Thanks for the pictures.


8 posted on 04/11/2010 10:00:11 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: lizol

I had a chance to watch Tusk’s press conference, and I could tell how upset he was, although he and Kaczynski were bitter rivals.

The one silver lining to all this, is that it should bring all Poles closer together.


9 posted on 04/11/2010 10:02:32 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

who is representing the usa.........they are a VERY CLOSE ALLY...


10 posted on 04/11/2010 10:04:59 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: Sacajaweau

You mean “were” with the Usurper in the White House.

Liberals hate Poland, because of their stances on abortion and gays, to them, Poland is the new South Africa.


11 posted on 04/11/2010 10:06:36 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: lizol

Thanks for posting these.


12 posted on 04/11/2010 10:06:37 AM PDT by Tuxedo (USA ----> CCCP)
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To: Sacajaweau

I would imagine they will send the idiot Biden. The “Funeral Detail” seems to be the KEY job of the VP.


13 posted on 04/11/2010 10:10:22 AM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: lizol

Thank you for posting, so that we can share more deeply in your grief at this catastrophe.


14 posted on 04/11/2010 10:13:05 AM PDT by ottbmare (I could agree wth you, but then we'd both be wrong.)
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To: lizol

Very sad. Poland is great ally of America.


15 posted on 04/11/2010 10:15:27 AM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain called AMERICANS against amnesty - "racists")
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To: dfwgator; lizol

I’m sorry, but Poland is NOT the new S.Africa. While Poland is one of Europe’s only remaining lights, and a bastion of freedom and excellence in a sea of miry muck; S.Africa used to be a land of striated freedom for most. The two nations are not similar in any way


16 posted on 04/11/2010 10:16:59 AM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: lizol

Beautiful pictures. Thank you very much. Not a dry eye between my wife and I.


17 posted on 04/11/2010 10:17:29 AM PDT by Engineer_Soldier (Constitutionalism must win or this country is finished as the lone superpower.)
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To: spetznaz

Of course not, but liberals are so deluded, that is how they see it.


18 posted on 04/11/2010 10:19:40 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: lizol

Our hearts and prayers go out to the Polish People.
Thanks lizol.


19 posted on 04/11/2010 10:35:33 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (Just say NO to RINOs. (FUBO))
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To: lizol

Thank you for posting these. God be with Poland.


20 posted on 04/11/2010 10:38:13 AM PDT by Lorica
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To: elhombrelibre

“May the victims rest in peace.”

And may the perpetrators repent and turn to Christ’s forgiveness, lest they spend eternity in Hell with Satan, the original murderer and liar.


21 posted on 04/11/2010 10:38:45 AM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: lizol; informavoracious; larose; RJR_fan; Prospero; Conservative Vermont Vet; ...
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22 posted on 04/11/2010 10:43:06 AM PDT by narses (Only half the patients who go into an abortion clinic come out alive.)
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To: lizol

God Bless the Polish people. Thanks for posting.


23 posted on 04/11/2010 10:43:12 AM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: lizol

Thank you for these very moving pictures. May God comfort those who have suffered this loss and wrap His arms around thos He has taken. My prayers are with the people of Poland.


24 posted on 04/11/2010 10:43:18 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: lizol

Our prayers are with the people of Poland, and all people in the world from Poland, or with relatives from Poland as well.

In addition, my mind remains stunned at the fact that this tragedy occurred on the very anniversary day, and in the same area, of the tragedy of 70 years ago that the Polish leaders were on there way to commemorate, when the plane crashed!!

I do not know what to make of it, but I don’t believe such things are mere coincidences.


25 posted on 04/11/2010 11:08:53 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: lizol

Absolutely Heart Breaking!! I weep for Poland and her people today.
Please add me to your ping list.

God Be With Poland right now. Send a leader that will step into the shoes of this fallen leader and lead Poland in integrity and honor!!


26 posted on 04/11/2010 11:11:12 AM PDT by pollywog ("Under His Wings".........Psalm 91:4)
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To: lizol

I haven’t heard. Did The imposter in the White House even comment on the tragedy?


27 posted on 04/11/2010 11:16:35 AM PDT by pollywog ("Under His Wings".........Psalm 91:4)
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To: lizol

God Bless Poland!

God Bless the United States!

May we once again be a loyal ally of Poland.

28 posted on 04/11/2010 11:18:41 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: Wuli

What was very touching, is that they did go on with the commemoration, and showed the empty seats, as they say, “not a dry eye in the house.”


29 posted on 04/11/2010 11:18:54 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: lizol

The poor Poles. Prayers for them - and for us all after this loss of a strong ally.


30 posted on 04/11/2010 11:25:03 AM PDT by livius
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To: lizol

And what really gets me is that the bastard Jaruzelski still lives.


31 posted on 04/11/2010 11:28:07 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: lizol
Oh, dear. Our prayers for you all.

Requiem Aeternam (Faure')

Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine,
et lux perpetua luceat eis.
Te decet hymnus Deus, in Sion,
et tibi reddetur votum in Ierusalem.
Exaudi orationem meam;
ad te omnis caro veniet.
Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine,
et lux perpetua luceat eis.

32 posted on 04/11/2010 11:34:49 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)T)
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To: lizol

Godspeed Poland. You are in our prayers.


33 posted on 04/11/2010 11:36:05 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: lizol

The sadness on his daughter’s face in the black & white photo is heartbreaking. She lost her mother and father and her kids lost grandparents.

Her first physical moment with the horrid reality is in front of the world. Such grace and dignity in what has to be the most heartbreaking moment of her life.

I would not have held it together.


34 posted on 04/11/2010 11:43:34 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: lizol

Prayers for our Polish brothers and sisters. My heart weeps.


35 posted on 04/11/2010 11:54:31 AM PDT by EverOnward
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To: lizol

Heartbreaking.


36 posted on 04/11/2010 11:58:44 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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To: lizol

Thank you so very much for providing these pictures. They are heartbreaking, especially the picture of his daughter who has lost both her father and her mother in the same tragedy.


37 posted on 04/11/2010 12:06:51 PM PDT by Malesherbes (Sauve qui peut)
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To: lizol

I have turned on every news channel and there is absolutely no news about this and several friends were barely interested and even when I told them who died and the entire leadership of the country had been decapitated they were just “Oh”.

I don’t get it.


38 posted on 04/11/2010 12:11:12 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Vendome

You know - it’s only Poland (sarcasm off)


39 posted on 04/11/2010 12:14:42 PM PDT by lizol
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I feel so bad for the polish people
if any are here I am so sorry.
40 posted on 04/11/2010 12:24:15 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: Revolting cat!

Have no fear Putin is in charge of the investigation. Of course he has experience as a former KGB agent and knows how to eliminate folks. This stinks.


41 posted on 04/11/2010 12:36:39 PM PDT by kenmcg
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To: lizol

Thank you. Our prayers continue...


42 posted on 04/11/2010 12:38:36 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!!)
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To: lizol

Heartbreaking. Prayers for all.


43 posted on 04/11/2010 12:48:54 PM PDT by FES0844
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To: lizol
Thank you for the pictures
44 posted on 04/11/2010 1:29:34 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: lizol
That is a beautiful crucifix.


45 posted on 04/12/2010 10:39:27 AM PDT by ELS (Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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