Pope sends aide to collect 33 asylum seekers from Greece

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Pope sends aide to collect 33 asylum seekers from Greece

Author: Emma Wallis | infomigrants.net | 3 December 2019

Pope Francis is again establishing his own ‘humanitarian corridor’ from Greece to Italy. His latest decision is to send a close aide, Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, to the Greek island of Lesbos to pick up 33 asylum seekers and bring them back to Rome.

"33 asylum seekers who are resident in the Moria camp on Lesbos will arrive in Rome’s Fiumicino airport on December 4," said Daniela Pompei from the Catholic charity Communitá di Sant’Egidio, in a video posted on the community’s website. "Amongst them will be Afghan families, some young single Afghan men, one older man, and a woman from Cameroon and a woman from Togo."

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