National / International News

National / International News

From nightmare to dream: Syrian refugees thank pope for safety

ROME (CNS) — After less than 48 hours in Rome, "dream" is the word used most often by the six Syrian adults Pope Francis brought back to Italy with him from a refugee camp in Greece.

Pope, Orthodox leaders listen to cries of refugees, urge help

MYTILENE, Greece (CNS) — Although their speeches were punctuated with policy appeals, Pope Francis and Orthodox leaders focused their visit to the island of Lesbos on the faces, stories, and drawings of refugees.

Pope prays for refugees, brings 12 Syrians back to Rome

MYTILENE, Greece (CNS) — Pope Francis' five-hour visit to Greece ended with him offering safe passage to Italy to 12 Syrian Muslims, half under the age of 18.