Daniel Pelka goodbye service

A service to say goodbye to murdered schoolboy Daniel Pelka is due to take place in Coventry this evening.

Pelka service to be a 'Holy Mass celebration'

The 'goodbye service' to take place to remember Daniel Pelka will be a 'Holy Mass celebration', according to the Father at the church where it will be held.

Father Romuald Szczodrowski spoke to the Coventry Telegraph:

It is difficult to explain what happens in English. But essentially the service is a Holy Mass celebration in Polish.

The coffin will come to the church and will be put in place during the service. Then Daniel will be taken to Poland.

It is not a funeral service - that will take place in Poland - it is a goodbye service.

The service is expected to start at 7pm.

Goodbye service to remember Daniel Pelka today

A service to say goodbye to murdered schoolboy Daniel Pelka is due to take place in Coventry this evening.

The service will be led in Polish at St Stanislaus Koska church in Foleshill, before Daniel’s body is flown back to Poland for his funeral in a few days time.

The money for Daniel's funeral was donated by a London funeral director Credit: West Midlands Police

The four-year-old's body has been kept in a mortuary since he was murdered in March 2012.

Daniel Pelka’s mother, Magdelena Lucsak and her partner, Mariusz Krezolek, were both sentenced to a minimum of 30 years in prison for starving and beating him to death.

Read more: Pelka pair jailed for Daniel's murder

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