Cardinal visits refugees in Greek camps as political solutions falter

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Παρασκευή, 10 Μαΐου 2019
Cardinal visits refugees in Greek camps as political solutions falter

Author: Cindy Wooden | cruxnow.com | 10 May 2019'

Cardinal visits refugees in Greek camps as political solutions falter

MYTILENE, Greece - The Vatican and the Greek government agree on what should happen to the asylum-seekers in Greek camps: They should be welcomed by European communities and helped to build a new life on the continent.

Exactly how that should happen seems unclear, though.

Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, the papal almoner, went to the Greek island of Lesbos May 8-9 to assure both refugees and residents that Pope Francis remembers them, to deliver financial donations to projects helping the refugees and to try to get something moving to help those currently in camps “live again, work and raise their families.”

He met with the government official in charge of all the camps in Greece, the director of the Moria and Kara Tepe camps on Lesbos, the mayor of Lesbos and the commander of the Greek police for the North Aegean region, which includes Lesbos. Read more>>>