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Pope plans pilgrimage to Marian shrine in Sardinia

Catholic World News - May 15, 2013

Pope Francis remarked on May 15 that he hopes to visit the shrine of Our Lady of Bonaria, on the island of Sardinia, in September.

As he greeted some of the groups present for his regular weekly public audience, the Pope acknowledged a group from Sardinia, and mentioned his desire to travel to the Marian shrine. The Pope explained that there is a link between the shrine and the city of Buenos Aires, where he served as archbishop before his election to the papacy. The original founders of the Argentine city, he said, argued over whether it should be named “City of the Most Holy Trinity” or “City of the Madonna of Bonaria.” Eventually they settled on Buenos Aires, for Bonaria.

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