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Pope Francis to visit asylum seekers on Greece's Lesbos island

Urdu Point 05 Dec 2021
Lesbos Island, Greece, Dec 5 (UrduPoint / Pakistan ... On the second day of a landmark trip to Greece Francis will tour the temporary camp of Mavrovouni, where nearly 2,200 asylum seekers currently live ... Greece vehemently denies the claims, insisting its coastguard saves lives at sea.
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Pope calls neglect of migrants 'shipwreck' on Lesbos visit

The New Arab 05 Dec 2021
"In Europe there are those who persist in treating the problem as a matter that does not concern them," the pope said as he spent some two hours at Lesbos' Mavrovouni camp where nearly 2,200 asylum seekers live ... Greece vehemently denies the claims, insisting its coastguard saves lives at sea.
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Pope calls neglect of migrants ‘shipwreck’ on Lesbos visit

Gulf News 05 Dec 2021
In Europe there are those who persist in treating the problem as a matter that does not concern them,” the pope said as he visited Lesbos’ Mavrovouni camp where nearly 2,200 asylum seekers live ... Greece vehemently denies the claims, insisting its coastguard saves lives at sea.
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Pope laments ‘shipwreck of civilization’

Manila Standard Today 05 Dec 2021
On the second day of his visit to Greece, he met dozens of child asylum seekers and relatives standing behind metal barriers and stopped to embrace a boy called Mustafa ... In Cyprus, where the pope visited before Greece this week, authorities said that 50 migrants will be relocated to Italy thanks to Francis.
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Pope visits migrant camps on Lesvos

Ekathimerini 05 Dec 2021
The Pope will address 92 refugees who live in the camp. This is the second visit of the Pope to the Greek island, who throughout his visit to Greece and Cyprus, but also his entire tenure, has ...
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Pope Francis hits out at EU migration divisions at start of Greek visit

Arab News 04 Dec 2021
Pope Francis on Saturday blamed the EU’s nationalist divisions for a lack of coordination on migration as he began a landmark trip to Greece, aiming to improve complicated relations with the country’s Orthodox Church ... Greece vehemently denies the claims, insisting its coast guard saves lives at sea.
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Pope: Populism. auhoritarianism no place in democracy

The Manila Times 04 Dec 2021
ATHENS, Greece ... Arriving in Greece, the birthplace of democracy, Francis used a speech to Greek political and cultural leaders to warn Europe at large about the threats facing the continent ... Greece's president the sentiment in her speech ... In Athens, Francis is also met with Archbishop Ieronymos, the head of Greece's Orthodox Church.
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In democracy's birthplace, pope warns of populist threats

Stars and Stripes 04 Dec 2021
ATHENS, GreecePope Francis warned Saturday that the "easy answers" of populism and authoritarianism are threatening democracy in Europe and called for fresh dedication to promoting the common good ... in Greece ... Greece's president the sentiment in her speech.
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In Greece, Pope expresses concern for democracy's decline in Europe

Catholic Standard 04 Dec 2021
ATHENS, Greece (CNS) -- From Aristotle to St. Gregory Nazianzus, and from the Acropolis to the olive tree, Pope Francis drew from Greek history and culture to appeal for a faith that is lived in good works and a politics that truly seeks the common good. Arriving in Greece from Cyprus Dec.
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Greek asylum policy creating a refugee hunger crisis: Aid groups

Al Jazeera 03 Dec 2021
Ritsona, Greece – Restrictive government decisions have cast thousands of refugees out of protective support services and are creating a hunger crisis, aid groups say ... The IOM clocked Greece’s unregistered refugees living in camps in October at 3,268, but there are many living in urban centres.
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Tsipras: Greeks deal with pandemic and high cost of living because of Mitsotakis

Greek City Times 03 Dec 2021
SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Alexis Tsipras said on Thursday when speaking from Kozani that Greece is facing two major issues, the pandemic and the high cost of living ... In terms of the pandemic, Tsipras said that Greece has 150 people on ventilators outside of intensive care units ... “Turkey is a secular state unlike Greece”.
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Turning back the tide: the refugee crisis tests Greek media freedom

X Index 03 Dec 2021
Ingeborg Beugel had been living and working in Greece on and off for years when, last month, a stone thrown at her head and a wave of online bullying and threats against her life forced her to return to the Netherlands ... Greece’s position on the press freedom list is in decline but it’s not just about this government.
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Today's Word Search: Explore monasteries in locations far, far away

Gulf News 03 Dec 2021
Some of the most peaceful monasteries in the world are also some of the most difficult to reach ... 1. Dhankar Gompa, India. Dhankar Gompa Image Credit ... 2 ... Savin ... Mount Athos, Greece ... In northeast Greece, Mount Athos is home to not just one, but 20 monasteries. Since the Byzantine era, monks have been living on the peninsula, which is only accessible by boat.
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Nation/World Briefs 12/3/2021

The Scranton Times-Tribune 03 Dec 2021
SEOUL, South Korea. U.S ... missile defenses “increases tensions in the region.”. U.S ... London ... Berlin ... Pope Francis arrived in Cyprus on Thursday, beginning a five-day trip that would also bring him to Greece and its island of Lesbos, where in 2016 he made a defining visit to refugees living in horrid conditions and brought some back to Rome on his plane.
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