In Pictures: Pope Francis arrives in Rome with Syrian refugees from Lesbos camp
Twelve Syrian refugees arrived at the Vatican on Monday (April 18) after Pope Francis brought them back from the Greek island of Lesbos. They were among thousands of people trapped on Lesbos following a controversial EU-Turkey deportation deal meant to end the mass influx of migrants to Europe. Their unexpected journey to the Vatican is a provocative move for the pontiff, coming amid continued protests over the EU-Turkey deal.
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