Migrant crisis front and center in pope's Greece-Cyprus trip


Pope pope Francis Francis is is heading heading back back to to the the Greek Greek island island of of Lesvos Lesvos to to meet meet migrants migrants and and asylum asylum seekers seekers for for the the second second time time in in five five years years the the comes comes as as European European governments governments are are hardening hardening borders borders and and policies policies to to keep keep migrants migrants out out even even as as religious religious facing facing broader broader collaboration collaboration to to address address major major global global problems problems Francis Francis is is making making a a repeat repeat visit visit to to the the island island where where hundreds hundreds of of thousands thousands of of refugees refugees and and migrants migrants have have passed passed through through on on their their journey journey to to Europe Europe the the pontiff pontiff starts starts his his five five day day trip trip on on Thursday Thursday in in Cyprus Cyprus before before heading heading to to Greece Greece on on Saturday Saturday the the separate separate government government says says pope pope Francis Francis is is arranging arranging to to transfer transfer a a number number of of migrants migrants to to Italy Italy after after he he concludes concludes his his three three day day visit visit I'm I'm Walter Walter Ratliff Ratliff

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