Requiem for the deceased Alois Glück – Bavaria

Numerous guests from politics and society are expected to attend the requiem for the late CSU politician Alois Glück on March 9th in Munich’s Liebfrauendom. The Archdiocese of Munich announced on Monday that a church service with Cardinal Reinhard Marx was initially planned, followed by a state ceremony. Alois Glück died on February 26th at the age of 84 in a Munich clinic. He was President of the Bavarian State Parliament from 2003 to 2008 and President of the Central Committee of German Catholics (ZdK) from 2009 to 2015.

At the state ceremony there were speeches by State Parliament President Ilse Aigner and Prime Minister Markus Söder (both CSU), by the chairman of the CSU state parliamentary group, Klaus Holetschek and by ZdK President Irme Stetter-Karp. The service, which will be accompanied musically by the vocal ensemble of the Munich Cathedral Music as well as representatives of the Bavarian State Orchestra and the Bavarian State Opera, begins at 11 a.m. From 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., citizens can say goodbye to Alois Glück at the coffin and sign condolence books. The service and state ceremony will be broadcast live on Bavarian television.

Alois Glück was born on January 24, 1940 in the Traunstein district. The trained farmer was a member of the Bavarian state parliament from 1970 to 2008. From 1988 onwards, he was parliamentary group leader at the head of the CSU state parliament for a total of 15 years. Glück has been active in the Central Committee of German Catholics (ZdK) since 1983 and was its president from 2009 to 2015. Until recently, he was also involved in numerous honorary positions, for example as honorary chairman of the Bavarian Mountain Rescue Service or in the Southeast Bavaria Hospice Network.

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