Washington, DC – Kentucky U.S. Senator Jim Bunning will join a delegation of 14 Senators on a trip to Vatican City this week for the funeral mass of Pope John Paul II. The group is being led by Senator Bill Frist of Tennessee.
They'll leave for Italy Wednesday night and return late Friday evening. The funeral for the Pontiff, who died Saturday, is scheduled for Friday.
Bunning, a Catholic from northern Kentucky, met the Pope five years ago and attended a mass in his private chapel.