Author Topic: Migrant crisis: Pope Francis arrives in Greece to visit Lesbos camp  (Read 2681 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline BeeTee

  • Forum Deity
  • *****
  • Posts: 524
Migrant crisis: Pope Francis arrives in Greece to visit Lesbos camp
« on: Saturday, 16 April, 2016 @ 10:52:42 »
Quote
Pope Francis has arrived on the Greek island of Lesbos to show support for refugees trying to reach Europe.
The Pope is being met by Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew. They will visit a camp for more than 3,000 people who are awaiting either processing of asylum claims or deportation to Turkey.
Lesbos has been a key entry point into Europe for migrants in the past year.
Thousands are now stuck on the island after last month's deal between Europe and Turkey to try to ease the flow.
Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople - the spiritual head of the world's Orthodox Christians - will visit the Moria detention centre.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-36060360

Offline TonyKath

  • Global Moderator
  • Forum Deity
  • *****
  • Posts: 1902
Re: Migrant crisis: Pope Francis arrives in Greece to visit Lesbos camp
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 16 April, 2016 @ 17:09:26 »
Migrant crisis: Pope returns from Greece with 12 migrants
Quote
Pope Francis has taken 12 Syrian migrants back with him to the Vatican after visiting a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.The three families, including six children, are all Muslim and had their homes bombed during the Syrian war.

BBC

Offline Bryan-in-Kilkis

  • Global Moderator
  • Forum Hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 207
Re: Migrant crisis: Pope Francis arrives in Greece to visit Lesbos camp
« Reply #2 on: Saturday, 16 April, 2016 @ 17:22:46 »
As if the migrants didn't have enough to cope with, now they've got the sodding Godsquad jetting in...   :oki:

Offline U4ea

  • Forum Hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 214
Re: Migrant crisis: Pope Francis arrives in Greece to visit Lesbos camp
« Reply #3 on: Saturday, 16 April, 2016 @ 19:10:11 »
I wonder if he's going to commit some of the Catholic Church's wealth to helping?

Offline HiFi

  • Forum Deity
  • *****
  • Posts: 421
Re: Migrant crisis: Pope Francis arrives in Greece to visit Lesbos camp
« Reply #4 on: Saturday, 16 April, 2016 @ 20:51:32 »
How many of the children were young boys?

Offline jeanskala

  • Forum Hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 212
Re: Migrant crisis: Pope Francis arrives in Greece to visit Lesbos camp
« Reply #5 on: Monday, 18 April, 2016 @ 17:52:18 »
As if the migrants didn't have enough to cope with, now they've got the sodding Godsquad jetting in...   :oki:

I'd rather have him (the Pope) coming to see me, than any of these political players pretending to be compassionate...!!