Pope Francis to Visit Greek Island of Lesbos Next Month

October 13, 2021

ROME — The island of Mytilini is included in the list of destinations of Pope Francis' upcoming tour, according to information relayed to Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA-MPA) on Wednesday.

The pontiff's visit to Greece is expected to take place at the end of November or in early December.

In preparation for the visit, cardinals will arrive at the island on Thursday accompanied by Greek Migration and Asylum Ministry officials. They will visit the island's Mavrovouni (Kara Tepe) temporary refugee camp, which is on the pope's itinerary while on the island.

Meanwhile, Catholic Archbishop for the Aegean Islands Iosif Printesis, also Metropolitan of the islands of Naxos, Tinos, Andros and Mykonos, arrived at Lesbos on Wednesday.

Pope Francis last visited Lesbos in April 2016, when he met with both Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop of Athens & All Greece Hieronymos.


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