- Feb 18, 2020
Miami’s archbishop reflects on a recent Vatican conference on Internally Displaced Persons (IDP).
On the sixth anniversary of his visit to the Italian island of Lampedusa, Pope Francis celebrated Mass commemorating the trip and praying for all migrants who have either died or been abused along their route.
To most Americans, the name “Lampedusa” probably doesn’t mean much. Yet for Europeans, and especially Italians, it’s become a shorthand way of referring to the migrant and refugee crisis.
A migrant vessel defied Italian populist leader and docked in Lampedusa cheered on by Christian priests and prelates.
Pope Francis on Friday celebrated a special Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica to mark the fifth anniversary of his 2013 outing to the island of Lampedusa.
Sunday marks the five-year anniversary of Pope Francis’s July 2013 trip to Lampedusa, an island near Sicily that’s a major point of arrival for migrants and refugees trying to reach Europe from Africa and the Middle East.