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Pope Francis Visits Refugee Camp on Greek Island

Pope Francis arrived on Lesvos island on Sunday morning to visit the refugee camp, accompanied by President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou. Minister of Immigration and Asylum, Notis Mitarakis, welcomed the Prelate of the Roman Catholic Church at the...

Rare Species of Orchids Give Life to Lesvos Petrified Forest

Due to impassioned conservation efforts at Lesvos Petrified Forest, a breathtaking rare orchid species named Ophrys lesbis has sprouted.

Trial of Aid Workers Who Helped Refugees Adjourned in Greece

A group of 24 aid workers on trial for their involvement with refugees on Lesvos had their case adjourned on Thursday. The trial began on Thursday and was immediately met with a flurry of organizations around the world calling for...

Turkey’s Coast Guard Attempts to Push Migrant Dinghy to Greece

Turkey's Coast Guard attempted to escort a dinghy with about 40 migrants on board to Greece's Lesvos island, Greek authorities announced on Tuesday. The incident occurred early in the morning in the sea area east of Lesvos. According to the Hellenic...

Pope Francis to Visit Cyprus and Greece December 2-6

The Vatican announced on Friday that Pope Francis will travel to Cyprus and Greece between December 2-6. The pontiff will travel to Nicosia, Athens and the island of Lesvos, it said. According to the Holy See Press Office, the Pope...

A Refugee’s Success Story in Greece Thanks to the Home Project

The HOME Project is a group that helps some of the most vulnerable groups of all in Greece -- unaccompanied young migrants and refugees.

Migrant Trafficking in Greece tied to NGO Members

Ten foreign activists -- including four NGO members -- have recently been detained for illegal migrant trafficking in Greece. The group attempted to help migrants gain entry into Greece from neighboring Turkey through the Aegean Islands, according to Greek...

Number of Refugees, Migrants on Lesvos Now Under 5,000

The number of refugees and migrants on Lesvos is now less than 5,000, according to figures released by the Greek Ministry of Migration

Pope Francis Plans to Visit Greece in November

Pope Francis, who is recovering from intestinal surgery that he underwent this month, has accepted an invitation to visit Greece in November.

Double the Number of Migrants are Leaving than Entering Greece

Migrants are leaving Greece at a much faster pace than they are entering it, according to the newest figures on migration released Wednesday.