Three families of Syrian refugees hosted by Pope Francis in Vatican. Sant’Egidio provides first welcome

Families-PopeComing back from the Greek island of Lesbos, Pope Francis has taken on his plane three families of refugees from Syria fleeing form war. They are 12 people- 6 of them are children – who will be hosted in Vatican. They come from bombed cities, had lost everything and are in a very precarious condition.

The Community of Sant’Egidio, happy and honoured to be involved in offering the first welcome to the guests of the pope, has offered its cooperation.

“Everything was arranged according to the rules. They have their documents. The Holy See, the Greek government and the Italian government have checked everything. They have been welcomed by the Vatican and with the collaboration of the Saint Egidio Community they will be searching for work” the Pope said.

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