Pope lands on Greek island of Lesbos for visit with migrants

Pope Francis' plane lands in Lesbos, the Greek island hosting thousands of migrants and refugees.

At Mytilene airport, the pontiff is due to hold private talks with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras before visiting a refugee centre and meeting local residents.

Last update: Fri, 24/06/2016 - 08:49
Author: 

More from Europe

European Parliament elects Antonio Tajani as its next president

The European Parliament elected centre-right Antonio Tajani of Italy as its next president over fellow Italian...

Report: US and EU make "considerable progress" on TTIP negotiations

The European Union and the United States have made "considerable progress" in negotiating the Transatlantic Trade...

Mediterranean death toll exceeds 200 since January 1, IOM says

At least 219 people have died trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean in the first weeks of 2017, the...

Estonia, Lithuania sign defence deal with US after Trump bashes NATO

Estonia and Lithuania signed bilateral defence agreements with the US, just days after US-president elect Donald...

German artist fined 700 euros for doing push-ups on church altar

A 38-year-old man was fined 700 euros (750 dollars) by a German court on Tuesday for disrupting the practice of...