Pope Will Visit Migrants In Greece As Hundreds Go On ‘Hunger Strike’

(AFP) – Pope Francis will travel to the Greek island of Lesbos on the frontline of Europe’s refugee crisis next week, Greece announced Tuesday, as a controversial EU accord to send migrants back to Turkey stalled. The trip by the pope, who will be accompanied by the head of the Eastern Orthodox Church, is likely to pile pressure on European leaders already criticised for the deal with Turkey, which aims to defuse Europe’s worst migration crisis since World War II by curbing the influx of people. “The Greek government will welcome Pope Francis and the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew as valuable

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