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Vatican Delegation Donates $100,000 for Refugees on Lesvos

A Vatican delegation which visited refugees living in a rag-tag collection of tents on Lesvos on Thursday has donated more than $100,000 to Caritas Hellas and the projects supported by the Greek Catholic charity. The delegation, led by Cardinal Konrad...

Pope Francis in Historic Visit to North Macedonia

Pope Francis, who is on a historic first trip to North Macedonia, has met with the country's leadership and held Mass in the main square of the capital, Skopje. He has sought to encourage the country's drive toward integration into...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Pope Francis Pray for Middle East Peace

Greek Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Catholic pontiff Pope Francis prayed for peace in the Middle East in Bari, Italy on Saturday. The Prayer Day for Peace in the Middle East started with the arrival of Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch...

Pope Francis Says Greece ‘Extremely Generous’ on Migrant Crisis

Pope Francis has congratulated Italy and Greece for their efforts in dealing with the migrant crisis that is sweeping Europe. “We have a wave of refugees fleeing wars and hunger, war and hunger in so many countries of Africa, wars...

Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Release Joint Environmental Message

Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew released a joint statement calling for the protection of the environment on September 1st, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation for both Catholics and Orthodox Christians.

Pope Francis Donates 50,000 Euros to Earthquake Victims of Lesvos

Pope Francis donated 50,000 euros to address the needs of the earthquake victims of Lesvos, the Vatican's Apostolic Nunciature in Athens said on Sunday. "The Holy Father, because he feels very close to the earthquake victims on the island of...

Pope Francis Thanks PM Tsipras for his Work to Support the 'Poor and Weak'

Meeting Greece's prime minister in the Vatican on Friday, Pope Francis thanked Alexis Tsipras for all that he has done to support society's poor and weak. In a brief conversation with Tsipras, Pope Francis spoke about his own but...

Pope Francis Reunites With Syrian Refugee He Rescued From Lesbos

On February 17, Pope Francis met with students and the faculty of the Roma Tre University in Rome. While at the university, the pontiff was also reunited with one of the Syrian refugees who he brought back to Italy...

Pope Francis Says Lesvos Visit Brought 'Solidarity of the Church' to Refugees, Greek People

Speaking about his visit to the island of Lesvos, Greece, in St. Peter's Square on Sunday, Pope Francis said his visit with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and of All Greece, aimed "to signify the unity...

Pope Francis' Touching Moments During his Visit to Lesvos (video)

"The Greek people are responding with great generosity to the needs of the refugees, even though it is going through a tough period," highlighted Pope Francis, after his visit to the hotspot of Moria, in Lesvos. "We came here to draw...