Funeral services were held in Rome yesterday (17 June) for Signor Arturo Michelini who died on Sunday (15 June).
Funeral services were held in Rome yesterday (17 June) for Signor Arturo Michelini who died on Sunday (15 June). He was leader of Italy's neo-Fascist party, the Italian Social Movement.
Signor Michelini died in hospital after being rushed from the holiday Island of Ponza with a brain tumor. Surgeons fought to save his life using heart massage and oxygen treatment but he died without regaining consciousness.
Yesterday thousands of his supporters -- including members of the party's youth movement -- attended funeral services. Some of Italy's senior politicians also took part in the Roman Catholic service including Italy's ex-Prime Minister Signor Aldo Moro.
Signor Michelini's party has 24 members in the 630-seat Chamber of Deputies and 13 representatives in the 322-seat Senate.