ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The funeral for a black Minnesota man fatally shot by a police officer will be held Thursday at the Cathedral of St. Paul.
Church officials say the mother of 32-year-old Philando Castile requested the cathedral hold an ecumenical service for her son.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis said Valerie Castile wanted the funeral to be an opportunity for "people to come together in a new way." The cathedral rector will lead prayers and a Baptist pastor will deliver a eulogy.
Philando Castile was shot Wednesday during a traffic stop in the St. Paul suburb of Falcon Heights by an officer from the neighboring St. Anthony police force. Castile's girlfriend, a passenger in the car, streamed the shooting's aftermath live on Facebook.
Castile's funeral begins at noon after a processional from the funeral home and a viewing.