France pays tribute to Simone Veil with hero’s burial in the Panthéon

Holocaust survivor, former minister and EU president is only fifth woman to be laid to rest in Paris’s secular mausoleum

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Simone Veil, the former minister and Holocaust survivor who led the battle to legalise abortion in France, will be buried in the Panthéon today with all the pomp and symbolism the French republic can muster, reports The Guardian.