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Pope Brings Home Refugee Families from Greek Island

Pope Francis is bringing 12 Syrian refugees back to Rome  after a quick visit to the Greek island of Lesbos. The Holy See confirmed Saturday that the three Muslim families, including six children, will be housed in the Vatican. Francis wanted to “make a gesture of welcome” to refugees, the statement said.   Before departing from Lesbos Francis was joined by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the Archbishop of Athens Ieronymos II in signing a declaration urging the...

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