• Vatican
  • Pope Francis hails Greece’s efforts in dealing with refugee flow

  • 01 Mar 16
  • He praised the generous help provided by Greece and other countries on the front line saying the situation required cooperation among all nations.

    Pope Francis on Sunday called for a united response to help flows of people into Europe fleeing war and urged European countries struggling with the migrant crisis to “share the burden fairly”.

    Addressing crowds in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, the pontiff hailed the generous help provided by Greece and other countries on the front line, saying the situation “required cooperation among all nations”.

    “Greece and other countries on the front line are giving these people generous help, which needs the collaboration of all countries. A response in unison could be effective and distribute the load fairly,” the pontiff said.

    “To do this, we need to push decisively and unreservedly in negotiations,” he added.