Pope Francis Visits the Greek Island of Lesbos & Leaves With 12 Syrian Refugees

This past weekend, Pope Frances visited Lesbos, a Greek island filled with Syrian refugees.  He returned to Italy with twelve Syrian refugees.
The twelve refugees are three Muslim families whose homes were bombed in Syria.  Out of the twelve refugees, six of them are children.
“The Vatican will take responsibility for bringing in and maintaining the three families,” said the director of the Holy See Press Office in a statement. “The initial hospitality will be taken care of by the Community of Sant’Egidio.”
In an Instagram video posted to Pope Francis’ account, the parents and children were seeing smiling as they sat in Francis’ plane.
Thank you, Pope Francis, for giving a new life to these Syrian refugees, and recognizing the Syrian refugee crisis. Perhaps this beautiful gesture will encourage other nations to help out more, and welcome Syrian refugees into their countries with open arms.