Fifty refugees to leave Cyprus for Italy with pope

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Fifty refugees to leave Cyprus for Italy with pope
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Pope Francis will take 50 refugees from Cyprus to Italy, the Mediterranean island nation’s President Nicos Anastasiades announced Thursday.

Pope Francis began his five-day visit to Cyprus and Greece Thursday, seeking to draw renewed attention to the plight of migrants on Europe’s borders and to boost Orthodox-Catholic ties.

Anastasiades said the Cypriot people “know better than anyone the pain of uprooting and refuge from their ancestral homes.” He thanked the pope for his initiative because Cyprus, he stressed, is the recipient of the most refugees as a proportion of its...


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Fifty refugees to leave Cyprus for Italy with pope


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