- Dec 7, 2019
Maryam Moradi and her family have lived the contrasts a Vatican cardinal saw as he visited refugee centers on the Greek island of Lesbos May 8-9.
Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, the papal almoner, went to the Greek island of Lesbos May 8-9 to assure both refugees and residents that Pope Francis remembers them.
Roughly 15,000 refugees and asylum-seekers are believed to be stuck on Lesbos and a handful of other Greek islands in an effort to reach Europe.
The clinic, run by the papal almoner’s office, will be staffed by personnel from the Vatican medical service and by volunteer physicians.
In the spirit of Christmas giving, Pope Francis has opened a new medical center for the poor and homeless near the Vatican, offering emergency and first aid services to those who require medical help.
The Italian Church took on the responsibility and expenses of welcoming 100 immigrants from the Diciotti ship, while Italy and the EU are in a dispute over migrant distribution. Now tensions rise as over 50 immigrants have disappeared.