Labour, youth key issues for pontiff in Cagliari
Justice minister to meet Pope Francis during visit to Sardinia10 September, 14:55
Francis is scheduled arrive early morning on September 22 in Cagliari where he will meet with low-income residents, prison representatives and local officials, said Archbishop Arrigo Miglio.
The pope will also be met by Italy's Minister of Justice Anna Maria Cancellieri before heading to the shrine at the Basilica of Our Lady of Bonaria (Madonna di Bonaria) to celebrate Mass.
The Madonna di Bonaria gave the pope's hometown - Buenos Aires - its name.
According to local reports, as many as 100,000 communion hosts have been prepared for the Mass which will be followed by a meeting by the pope with local bishops and students.
Francis is also expected to meet with detainees and social workers involved with youth who are in crisis.