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Photo gallery: Pope Francis in Cagliari

Ten superb images from the Pontiff’s recent visit to the Sardinian capital

By on Tuesday, 24 September 2013

On the weekend Pope Francis visited Cagliari, Sardinia, to venerate the statue of Mary at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Bonaria, the namesake of his native city of Buenos Aires. During his visit the Pope led Sunday Mass in a square outside the cathedral, greeted crowds in the streets, and spoke to young people. Here are ten photographic highlights from the trip…

Nuns wait for pope to arrive for meeting with poor and prisoners in cathedral in Cagliari, Sardinia
A group of nuns await the Pope’s arrival



Pope arrives to celebrate Mass at Sanctuary of Our Lady of Bonaria in Cagliari, Sardinia
Pilgrims wave Sardinia’s flag as Pope Francis arrives to celebrate Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of Bonaria




Crowds watch on as Pope Francis celebrates Mass



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The Pope wears a hard hat he received from a miner during the Mass service



Sick person holds photo of Pope Francis after being blessed by pontiff in Cagliari
A sick person holds a photo of the Pontiff after being blessed by him at the Basilica of Our Lady of Bonaria



Pope greets people as he arrives for meeting with poor and prisoners in cathedral in Cagliari, Sardinia
Pope Francis greets people as he drives through the streets of Cagliari



Pilgrims cheer before pope's encounter with youth in Cagliari, Sardinia
People react delightedly to the Pope’s arrival



Woman in wheelchair embraces pope during encounter with youth in Cagliari, Sardinia
A woman in a wheelchair embraces Pope Francis as moves among the faithful



Pope speaks during encounter with youth in Cagliari, SardiniaPope Francis addresses a gathering of young people



Pope embraces young woman during encounter with youth in Cagliari, Sardinia
A young woman meets Pope Francis after his speech

All pictures courtesy of CNS