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Pope returns to Greek isle at heart of Europe migrant debate

By NICOLE WINFIELD, TRISHA THOMAS and DEREK GATOPOULOS
Associated Press

LESBOS, Greece (AP) — Pope Francis is returning to Lesbos, the Greek island that was at the heart of a massive wave of migration into Europe. Arriving at the Mavrovouni camp, Francis patted children on the head, asked them their names, and was greeted by hopeful asylum-seekers shouting “Welcome!” “We love you!”  The 84-year-old Francis will spend just two hours on the island, visiting a new holding center for migrants and asylum-seekers and presiding over a brief prayer service. The pope is on a five-day visit to Cyprus and Greece that has been dominated by the migration question. In Athens, he urged European governments to take in migrants “in proportion to each country’s means.” 

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