Minister of Arts to attend Pope's inauguration

Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. Photo / AP
Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. Photo / AP

The Government is sending Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage Chris Finlayson to the inauguration mass of Pope Francis in Rome next week.

"This will be a momentous occasion for the worldwide Catholic community, including Catholics in New Zealand," Mr Finlayson said.

He congratulated the people of Argentina for the selection.

- APNZ

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