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29 August
2013

Krakow will bid farewell to Sławomir Mrożek

Wydawnictwo Literackie, Fundacja Panteon Narodowy and the City of Krakow would like to announce that the funeral of Sławomir Mrożek will take place in Krakow on Tuesday, September 17th, at 1 p.m. at St. Peter and Paul Church. The service will be conducted by the Krakow Metropolitan Bishop, Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz.

Earlier that day, at 10 a.m., the Barbican, where an urn with Sławomir Mrożek’s ashes and a condolence book will be placed, will be opened to the public. This will be a chance for Krakow’s residents to bid farewell to Sławomir Mrożek.
At 12.30 p.m., the urn will be taken by a horse drawn hearse from the Barbican to St. Peter and Paul Church (ul. Grodzka). The funeral service will be attended by Sławomir Mrożek’s family, friends, co-workers, as well as by representatives of state and local authorities. The service will be transmitted on a large outdoor screen located in pl. św. Marii Magdaleny.

The urn will be buried at Panteon Narodowy [National Pantheon], which is a burial site for the greatest Polish representatives of literature, art, culture and science, everyone who is worthy of the name of a Great Pole, regardless of their views and believes.

Panteon Narodowy will be available to the residents of Krakow from about an hour after the end of the funeral service.

Drivers and passengers may expect traffic disturbances near sites of the services.