The service will start on Friday, February 15th. The coffin of the late Jan Olszewski will be laid in state at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister. The Chancellery also keeps a condolence book – anyone who wishes to pay his/her respects to the late Prime Minister and to express his/her grief at his passing may make an entry in the book. Persons wishing to pay homage to the late Jan Olszewski and to say farewell to him will be able to do so between 10:00 am and 7:00 pm.
The requiem Mass for the late Jan Olszewski will be held at 6:00 pm in St. Alexander’s Church on Three Crosses Square. Afterwards, at 8:00 pm, the coffin will be escorted from the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, and the funeral procession will head to the Church of the Gracious Mother of God.
The main funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 16th. The coffin will be escorted from the Church of the Gracious Mother of God at 10:40 am, and the funeral procession will head to the St. John’s Archcathedral, where the requiem Mass will be held. Next, the funeral procession will pass through Krasiński Square and stop in front of the Warsaw Uprising Monument, where veterans and Warsaw insurgents will pay their last tribute to Jan Olszewski.
Afterwards, the funeral procession escorted by the Police and a squadron of cavalry will head to the Powązki Military Cemetery, where the funeral rites will begin at 2:45 pm.
The period of national mourning following the death of former Prime Minister Jan Olszewski will start on Friday and will last until 7:00 pm on Saturday. During this time, the national flags will be lowered to half mast.