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'Minister Kyenge to welcome pope in Cagliari'

Said to represent govt, joined by local authorities

'Minister Kyenge to welcome pope in Cagliari'

Vatican City, August 21 - Though no official programme has been published yet of the upcoming visit of Pope Francis to Sardinia next month, Vatican blog Il Sismografo reported on Wednesday that Integration Minister Cecile Kyenge will welcome the pontiff at the Cagliari-Elmas airport on September 22. Kyenge, Italy's first black cabinet member, will reportedly represent the Italian government during the visit and will welcome the pope along with local authorities and 10 bishops with the Sardinian Episcopal Conference led by Archbishop of Cagliari Arrigo Miglio.

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