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Papal appeal for prayers for visit to Greek island

April 13, 2016

At the conclusion of his April 13 general audience, Pope Francis appealed for prayers for his upcoming trip to the Greek island of Lesbos.

Lesbos, he said, is a place “where many refugees have passed in recent months. I will go, together with my brothers Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew, Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and of All Greece, to express my closeness and solidarity to the refugees and citizens of Lesbos, and all the Greek people, who are very generous in their welcoming.”

“I ask you to please accompany me with prayer, invoking the light and strength of the Holy Spirit and the maternal intercession of the Virgin Mary,” the Pope added.

 
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