Crowds gather for bishop's funeral

Crowds have attended the funeral of the Roman Catholic Bishop Bernard Genoud in the St Nicolas cathedral in Fribourg on Saturday.

This content was published on September 25, 2010 minutes and agencies

The Roman Catholic bishop of Lausanne, Geneva and Fribourg died on September 21 at the age of 68, after fighting lung cancer.

The cathedral was filled and many mourners stood outside in the rain,
watching the service on a big screen.

Genoud was ordained a bishop in 1999 and served on the presidium of the Swiss Bishops Conference from 2007.

Genoud, who was seen as being close to the people, publicly asked forgiveness from victims of paedophile priests at the beginning of February 2008 amid the deepening sex scandal in the Catholic Church.

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