Pope brings hope to migrants in Lesbos visit

Lesbos (Greece): Declaring 'we are all migrants,' Pope Francis brought a message of hope to thousands of people facing expulsion from Greece as he slammed the world community for failing to end the wars fuelling the crisis.

Pope Francis at the Moria detention centre. Pic/AFP
Pope Francis at the Moria detention centre. Pic/AFP

The visit saw people kneeling in tears at the Pope's feet, the pontiff told exiles they were "not alone" and pleaded for the world to show 'common humanity' following a hardening of the EU's stance.

The 79-year-old leader of the Catholic Church took with him three Muslim Syrian families whose homes have been bombed. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, too, met with the Pope, before he left for Greece. He termed his meeting as a 'real honour'.

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