Pope Francis: Lesbos Trip a Show of ‘Solidarity’ with Migrants

The Pope told visiting pilgrims Wednesday that his upcoming visit to the Greek Island of Lesbos is meant as a gesture of “closeness and solidarity” to refugees and to all the Greek people who have been “so generous in welcoming them.” “Next Saturday I will go to the island of Lesbos, where countless refugees have passed in recent months,” Francis told the tens of thousands gathered in Saint Peter’s Square for his weekly general audience. Francis announced that he would make the trip in the company of his “brothers,” Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople and Hieronymos, the Archbishop of Athens and

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