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Pope to meet workers, prisoners, poor on visit to Sardinia
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis will meet with workers, prisoners, the poor, young people, religious and other special guests when he visits the Italian island of Sardinia Sept. 22.

He also will greet the island's bishops as well as pray at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Bonaria.

It will be his second apostolic journey to an Italian city outside of Rome and environs.

The pope announced in May that he wished to visit the city of Cagliari because he wanted to venerate the icon there of Our Lady of "Bonaria" or "Buona Aria" ("good air" or "fair wind"), the namesake of his native city of Buenos Aires.

During his trip, Pope Francis will celebrate a Mass outside the Basilica of Our Lady of Bonaria.

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