Legal figures and lawmakers, along with Catholic church leaders and Associate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s extended family filled the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Saturday for what Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, called “a simple, family parish Mass.”
Scalia, who served nearly 30 years on the court, died a week ago while on a hunting trip in Texas.
Supreme Court police officers served as pallbearers and others line the stairs as Scalia's casket is carried into the basilica and his family follows. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, center, returned to Washington from the campaign trail for the funeral. Republicans in South Carolina were voting in their presidential primary on Saturday. (Doug Mills/Pool/Getty Images) Former Vice President Dick Cheney, center, watches as the procession approaches the altar. (Doug Mills/Pool/Getty Images) Justice Clarence Thomas offers a reading from Romans 5:5-11: “Hope does not disappoint.” (Doug Mills/Pool/Getty Images) Father Paul Scalia leads the funeral Mass for his father. Scalia and his wife Maureen had nine children. (Doug Mills/Pool/Getty Images) Scalia's fellow justices, led by Chief Justice John Roberts, leave the basilica at the end of the Mass. (Doug Mills/Pool/Getty Images) Scalia's casket is followed out of the basilica by his family. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images) Scalia's widow Maureen follows her husband's casket out of the basilica. The Scalias had been married since 1960. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)
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