Pope Francis is to visit the Greek island of Lesbos next Saturday, the Vatican has announced.
In a communique released this morning, the Vatican said:
"Accepting the invitations from His Holiness Bartholomew, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, and the President of the Hellenic Republic, His Holiness Francis will visit Lesbos on Saturday 16 April, 2016.
On the island, the Holy Father, His Holiness Bartholomew, and His Holiness Jerome II, Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, will meet with the refugees accommodated there."
Details of the visit are still being worked out, but its principal aim is to show support and solidarity for refugees in the front line of Europe’s migrant...READ MORE