VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis isn’t embarking on many official visits this year, but he is scheduled to make two significant ones: the first to Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day in July and the second to Sardinia.
Addressing Italian pilgrims during his weekly general audience May 15, the Holy Father said he wanted to visit the shrine of Our Lady of Bonaria on the Italian island of Sardinia. The visit, to the island’s capital, Cagliari, will take place “almost surely in the month of September,” he said. He would like to visit because a “brotherhood” exists between the cities of Buenos Aires and the Sardinian capital.
He explained that, at the moment of the founding of the city of Buenos...READ MORE