Pope Francis takes Syrian refugees on aircraft from Greece | Reuters

LESBOS Three families of Syrian refugees boarded Pope Francis's plane heading back to the Vatican on Saturday after his lightning visit to a Greek island on the frontline of Europe's migrant crisis, a Reuters witness said.

Reuters April 16, 2016 18:16:55 IST
Pope Francis takes Syrian refugees on aircraft from Greece
| Reuters

Pope Francis takes Syrian refugees on aircraft from Greece
 Reuters

LESBOS Three families of Syrian refugees boarded Pope Francis's plane heading back to the Vatican on Saturday after his lightning visit to a Greek island on the frontline of Europe's migrant crisis, a Reuters witness said.

"The Pope has desired to make a gesture of welcome regarding refugees, accompanying on his plane to Rome three families of refugees from Syria, 12 people in all, including six children," a statement issued by the Vatican said.


(Reporting By Phillip Pullella; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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