(NPR) Pope Francis visited the Greek Island of Lesbos in order to draw attention to the plight of migrants there. The migrants are caught up in a controversial deal between the European Union and Turkey.
This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I’m Michel Martin. We’ll begin the program today with news about Pope Francis and his visit to Greece, which is on the frontlines of Europe’s migrant crisis. The pope went to the island of Lesbos and created a surprise. He met migrants at a camp on the island and returned to Rome with 12 Syrian Muslims on his plane. NPR’s Sylvia Poggioli joins us now from Lesbos, where she’s been reporting on the pope’s visit. Sylvia, thanks so much for joining us. NPR