mercoledì 24 novembre 2021

Papal spotlight: Migration is major theme of trip to Cyprus and Greece

(Cindy Wooden, CNS - OSV)
Pope Francis will draw the world’s attention to migration once again as he visits Cyprus and Greece in early December. The number of migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers on the Greek island of Lesbos– where Pope Francis will fly on Dec. 5– is a fraction of what it was when he visited in 2016 and took 12 Syrian refugees back to Rome with him. But people are still there, living in a temporary camp, often after surviving “pushback” attempts on the part of the Greek or Turkish military, supported by European Union policies. And no one could say the situation is better on Cyprus, even if migrant arrivals there seldom make the international news. (...)