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'I'd be happy for an imam to speak at the funeral,' says father of Bataclan victim

In Venice, further proof has been given that the Paris attacks have touched people far and wide. Crowds of people, among them Italian Prime Minister

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'I'd be happy for an imam to speak at the funeral,' says father of Bataclan victim

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In Venice, further proof has been given that the Paris attacks have touched people far and wide.

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When we talk about faith, we're talking about people who believe in a common commitment to values that do not divide.

Crowds of people, among them Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, have paid tribute to 28-year-old Valeria Solesin. The doctoral student was killed in the assault on the Bataclan concert venue.

Her funeral will be a civil ceremony, held in St Mark’s Square on Tuesday (November 24).

“I would be happy for an imam to speak at the funeral,” said her father, Alberto Solesin. “When we talk about faith, we’re talking about people who believe in a common commitment to values that do not divide.”

Renzi spoke out on Twitter to thank Valeria’s family, citing them as “an example of strength and dignity.”