Bushes To Attend Pope's Funeral

White House confirms: Bushes to attend pope's funeral

The White House is confirming that President Bush and first lady Laura Bush will be attending the funeral for Pope John Paul.

The Vatican announced today that the funeral will take Friday. White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan says the Bushes could leave for Rome as early as Wednesday. The spokesman says the delegation list for the president's trip is still being finalized.

There has been speculation Bush might bring his father and former President Clinton along for the trip.